The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

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Harper Collins, Apr 21, 2009 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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Most of us believe that we will finally feel satisfied and content with our lives when we get the good news we have been waiting for, find a healthy relationship, or achieve one of our personal goals. However, this rarely happens. Good fortune is often followed by negative emotions that overtake us and result in destructive behaviors. "I don't deserve this," "this is too good to be true," or any number of harmful thought patterns prevent us from experiencing the joy and satisfaction we have earned. Sound familiar? This is what New York Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks calls the Upper Limit Problem, a negative emotional reaction that occurs when anything positive enters our lives. The Upper Limit Problem not only prevents happiness, but it actually stops us from achieving our goals. It is the ultimate life roadblock.

In The Big Leap, Hendricks reveals a simple yet comprehensive program for overcoming this barrier to happiness and fulfillment, presented in a way that engages both the mind and heart. Working closely with more than one thousand extraordinary achievers in business and the arts—from rock stars to Fortune 500 executives—whose stories are featured in these pages, the book describes the four hidden fears that are at the root of the Upper Limit Problem.

The Big Leap delivers a proven method for first identifying which of these four fears prevents us from reaching our personal upper limit, and then breaking through that limitation to achieve what Hendricks refers to as our Zone of Genius. Hendricks provides a clear path for achieving our true potential and attaining not only financial success but also success in love and life.


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User Review  - spinsterrevival - LibraryThing

I’m not sure about this one. It really pushed at my threshold of cheesiness, but I feel as though it did have some good things to think about. Read full review

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User Review  - mrstreme - LibraryThing

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks is a popular book for advancing entrepreneurs because it calls out what stops us from growing: Our upper limit problem. We all have an upper limit problem. I equate it to ... Read full review


INTRODUCTION Remove Your Last Obstacle to
ONE Preparing for Your Big Leap
TWO Making the Leap
THREE Getting Specific
FOUR Building a New Home in Your
SIX Living in Einstein Time
SEVEN Solving the Relationship Problem
APPENDIX Baby Steps and Big Leaps

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Gay Hendricks is the author and coauthor of more than twenty books that deal with personal growth, including the New York Times bestseller Five Wishes and Conscious Living.

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