" In The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks puts forth that our last and only obstacle that holds us back from attaining ultimate success in wealth, work and love is what he has termed an "Upper Limit Problem". The Upper Limit Problem is our universal human tendency to sabotage ourselves when we have exceeded the artifical upper limit we have placed on ourselves. It is caused by us setting a too-low thermostat on our ability to achieve and enjoy success. We tend to do this in our childhood, when we could not think for ourselves. Later as we dream of big goals that are above our thermostat setting, we find ourselves bumping against this artifical limit. A set of four barriers forms the foundation of our Upper Limit Problem. The first barrier is the false belief that we are fundamentally flawed; second, is the false belief that by succeeding, we are being disloyal to and leaving behind people; third, is the false belief that we are a burden in the world; and fourth, is the false belief that we should not outshine someone in our past. Hendricks imparts advice on how to spot our Upper Limit Problem, steps to take to transcend the problem, and discover our Zone of Genius.
Overall, the book offers interesting insights to the limits we learn to place on ourselves growing up which ultimately becomes our own hurdle as adults. "
— Rubina, 12/28/2013