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In the last section of the book Gay Hendricks talks about two major topics time and relationships.
For time he says that we need to shift from a Newtonian view of time (that there is a scarcity of time or that either you will have not enough of it or too much of it) to an Einsteinian model of time - one of taking ownership of time as something inside of you. You are the source of it and can make as much of it as you want.
Huh? You might be saying? I too was having a hard time understanding this concept, but the essence is we can relax into time instead of constantly fighting against it. The more you relax and be (e.g. - especially during the times when you can’t control time) the more productive you are in the times you can actually be doing something.
The second topic he discusses is relationships. He says that many people who are successful are in unsatisfying relationships often because of the Upper Limit Problem. He says as you bring two successful people together it can be magnified so he says becoming more aware of the tendencies each person has to self-sabotage, also being open to communication, allowing for some space to integrate the relationship with some alone time, and allowing for the full lifecycle of emotions can help in pushing through the Upper Limit Problem.
All of this is to say that relationships can be successful and satisfying as long as there is awareness, communication, and understanding of this Upper Limit Problem.
So as you can see the Upper Limit Problem can impact so many parts of our lives. With a lot of awareness and insights from this book we can make different choices than having these limits continue to run our lives and/or our work situations. We can transcend these limits and move into greater and greater levels of success and happiness.
What is getting in your way of success in creativity, money, or love? What can you do to transcend those Upper Limits in your life and/or in your business today?
Monica Thakrar has over 14 years experience in business focused mainly on strategy, change management, leadership development, training and coaching resulting in successful implementations of large scale transformation programs.