Has it happened to you that you are a feeling good, life seems to be going well and you suddenly begin to worry over some trivial thing. Some more worry thoughts add up, you have the dooms day scenario in your head and you end up feeling miserable.
Do not worry. You are not alone. As humans, we have limited capacity to feel good. In our subconscious mind the thermostat for feeling good is set so low that it trips every time we are faced with success, abundance or love. This is called the Upper Limit Problem. Unless we tackle this problem we can not enter into the Zone of Genius.
Most of the our activities in the world occur in four zones:
Zone of Incompetence: We keep doing things we are not good at, wasting time and energy. We don’t have a talent for such activities.
Zone of Competence: We do things we are good at but so is everybody else. Here we suffer from the “Disease of Unfulfillment.”
Zone of Excellence:
Activities you do extremely well but you have reached a comfort level and do not want to stretch.
Zone of Genius:
You play on your strengths, natural gifts and talents effortlessly. Time doesn’t fly here but flows.
To enter into the Zone of Genius you have to cross four barriers and believe me each one of us has one or more of these. They are :
- Feeling Fundamentally Flawed: We feel that thee something basically wrong with us and we do not deserve the abundance, success or love
- Disloyalty and Abandonment: We are ridden with an expected guilt that if we are successful we will be disloyal to our families and will be left alone.
- Being a Bigger Burden: We have the notion that success will be a burden on us or we will become a burden on others.
- Crime of Outshining: If we become successful we will outshine our siblings, friends or colleagues and make them feel bad.
When you hit the barriers you will indulge in the following behaviour:
- Fear: When you try to get into the Zone of Genius the ego fears its own annihilation and plants fear bombs. You will even imagine losing everything. The remedy is to feel the fear, breathe into it till it becomes excitement and further exhilaration.
- Worry: I think you know very much how it is. From now on, when you worry ask two questions. One, Is it real ? Two, Can I really do anything about it.
- Blame and Criticism: Unless it is constructive criticism it wastes time and energy. It includes self-criticism also. Please check-out this book Embracing The Inner Critic
- Arguing:Arguments happen when two people fight to take the victim position and want the other to accept being a persecutor. Use Aikido, the Japanese art of using the opponent’s energy. Accept the allegations.
The excuses you have been giving so far are :
- I can not expand to my full potential because …………..
- I cannot enjoy abundant love and harmony because ……………
- I can not expand to my full wealth potential because………..
Once you have shown the light of awareness on your excuses, checked the above behaviour you will cross the barrier you are ready to enter your Zone of Genius. But before that you need to make a commitment.
” I commit to living in the Zone of Genius, now and forever.”
Write it on a paper and sign it, make copies and paste it everywhere you can see it. Promise to be in the Zone of Genius 70% of your waking time. Goethe said this about commitment.
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Once you commit and take the jump the net appears. Here is your Genius. Answer these questions a few times in writing and you will realise your strengths, gifts and talents.
- When I’m at my best when I’m…………….
- When I’m at my best the exact thing I’m doing is…………..
- When I’m doing that, the thing I love most is …………….
Truth is very simple but it takes years to fathom. Here is your truth. I have given you a head-start without the unnecessary details. You are free to ask me your doubts. Those who want to delve deeper can read The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
I’m leaving you with Ultimate Success Mantra to savour and sink in your conscious and subconscious mind to delete millenia of wrong programming.
“I EXPAND in Abundance, Success and Love and inspire others to do the same.”