Your Very Own Glass Ceiling (Post #8)

In my last Post, I pointed out that Blockers are so familiar, we typically take them for granted – and in doing so, we sharply limit our Successfulness.

The first step in rectifying this is to recognize when your Blockers are operating.

Once you do, you will be able to replace these Blockers with Self-Supporting Unconscious Habit Patterns with a resulting significant increase your Successfulness and Quality Of Life.

Therefore, in this Post, I am going to tell you about another type of insidious Blocker, one that can stop you cold. Then I will show you how to grab and resolve it.

Your Very Own Glass Ceiling – the Unconscious Performance Limit Blocker

In 1976, the term Glass Ceiling was first applied to the fact that women were disproportionately prevented from climbing the corporate ladder. In 1984, the term was extended to minorities being blocked from climbing that same corporate ladder.

Not long after that, I began to describe the class of Blocker that just as surely blocks you from doing better than a certain Unconsciously Imposed Limit, Your Own Glass Ceiling.

However, Your Own Glass Ceiling is not limited to one aspect of your life such as climbing the corporate ladder. You may find that you are limited in many aspects of your life by variations on this type of Blocker, what I call your Unconscious Performance Limit Blocker.

The tricky thing about this Blocker is that it operates in ways that make it very difficult to see, even though the results of its operation are quite obvious.

For example, have you peaked out in your earnings? That is, when adjusted for inflation, are you earning the same as or less than in past years even though you know you are worth a lot more?

For example, have you peaked out in your relationship? That is, is it ho-hum, conflicted or worse?

For example, have you peaked out in the time available to spend on things you really enjoy? That is, do you find yourself repeatedly saying, “I wish I had time for that (what you’d really like to do).”

If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve probably bumped smack into Your Very Own Glass Ceilings, what I call your Unconscious Performance Limits.

And if your answer is “yes,” can you figure out exactly when or how that occurred? Can you point out the operation of your Unconscious Performance Limit Blocker that stopped you cold?

For most people, the answer to that question is a very definite “no.”

And if you can’t home in on the Blocker, even the Tactics I described in the Chapters of my eBook system that I gave you won’t help resolve the situation.

Therefore, in this Post, I am going to show you how to grab ahold of your Unconscious Performance Limit Blocker by causing it to “stick its hand up” for you to consciously recognize.

The Unconscious Performance Limit Blocker

Let me begin by asking whether you are aware whether you have bumped, or perhaps slammed, into your very own glass ceiling?

Your glass ceiling isn’t something imposed by others. It was put there by your Unconscious in the mistaken belief that it would make you more successful by preventing you from overreaching, from “rising too high.”

This is not so very different from the underlying basis for the corporate glass ceiling.

“The Federal Glass Ceiling Commission and independent research suggest that the underlying cause of the glass ceiling is the perception of many white males that as a group they are losing control and opportunity.”

- Wikipedia

Your Subpersonalities that express your various Unconscious Performance Limit Blockers are dedicated to making you Successful and are afraid that you will lose control of the situation and forego opportunities if you “reach too high.”

Well, what do you expect from a part of your Unconscious that probably has an effective age of between 1 and 12 years old, that continues to express what was Successful at that early age?

For example, if at age 6, you tried to join in playing ball with some 9 year olds who didn’t want you there but, due to parental pressure, let you try… and you played so poorly that you were very embarrassed and had to endure taunts and jeers from those older children. If that was the case, your Unconscious might have implemented an Avoidance Response whenever you were presented with an opportunity that required you to stretch you abilities.

Bingo, you had your very own Unconscious Performance Limit Blocker, your very own Glass Ceiling with respect to “going for it” in playing baseball, football, basketball or such.

For example, if, when you were the same age, you really wanted a job delivering newspapers (as I did at that age) but your parents would not let you because they said you couldn’t handle it, that you’d fail – and did so repeatedly (as my parents did), your Unconscious might have set up an Unconscious Performance Limit Blocker (as mine did) with respect to “going for it” in any job.

And suddenly, I had my very own Glass Ceiling that sharply limited my ability to do well as an employee of anyone else. In fact, I had to invent Cybernetic Transposition to resolve that one.

Let’s Start With Earning Power

If your answer to my questions about having hit a limit in your real earnings is “yes,” you’ve probably bumped smack into your very own Glass Ceilings with respect to earning money, your Unconscious Performance Limit as far as earnings.

For example, Henry was absolutely stuck, earning $62,000 per year. No matter how many additional courses he took, no matter how much life coaching he got, no one would pay him more.

Of course, he was immensely frustrated because he KNEW that he was worth a lot more than he was being paid.

You see, your Unconscious Performance Limit is the level beyond which your Unconscious won’t allow you to rise.

Unlike the corporate glass ceiling, hard work will not get you past your own Glass Ceiling.

No matter how much you try, no matter how much you want, no matter how hard you work, no matter what the level of your knowledge and abilities, no matter how much time you put in, you can’t do any better than your Unconscious Performance Limit.

It’s frustrating, a frustration that is familiar to most of us.

In my next post, #9, I will show you exactly how to home in on your unconscious performance limit with respect to your earning power. Stay tuned.

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