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Breaking Through The Upper Limit

Written by: Soad Elmasoudi, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Executive Contributor Soad Elmasoudi

Have you ever noticed how, just when things start going well in your life, you suddenly hit a roadblock? It's as if there's an invisible barrier preventing you from experiencing true success and happiness. This phenomenon, known as the Upper Limit Problem, can hold you back from reaching your fullest potential and living the life you desire. 

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Recognize your limiting behaviors

The first step in overcoming the Upper Limit Problem is to recognize the behaviors that keep you stuck. These may include excessive worrying, self-criticism, blaming others for your shortcomings, or even getting sick or injured to avoid success or discomfort. By becoming aware of these patterns, you can begin to challenge and change them.

Cultivate awareness

Developing awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and actions is essential for breaking through the Upper Limit. Pay attention to the moments when you start to engage in self-sabotage or when limiting beliefs arise. By shining a light on these patterns, you can start to dismantle them and replace them with more empowering beliefs.

Practice mindful acceptance

One powerful technique for overcoming the Upper Limit is to practice mindful acceptance of any discomfort or resistance that arises when you're on the brink of success or happiness. Instead of pushing these feelings away, try breathing into them and allowing them to be present. This practice can help you expand your capacity for joy and abundance.

Embrace your unique talents and strengths

Each of us has a unique set of talents, passions, and strengths – our own "Zone of Genius." By identifying and aligning with your Zone of Genius, you can tap into your fullest potential and make your biggest contribution to the world.

Practice gratitude and appreciation

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude is essential for overcoming the Upper Limit Problem. Take time each day to acknowledge and appreciate the abundance in your life. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, and express gratitude for the blessings that come your way. This shift in perspective can help you attract more positivity and abundance into your life.

Surround yourself with support

Finally, surround yourself with a supportive community of friends, family, and mentors who believe in your potential. Share your goals and aspirations with them and lean on their encouragement and guidance when you encounter challenges. Having a strong support system can help you stay accountable, motivated, and resilient on your journey toward breaking through the Upper Limit.


The Upper Limit Problem can be a significant barrier to experiencing true success and fulfillment in life. However, by recognizing your limiting behaviors, cultivating awareness, embracing your unique strengths, practicing gratitude, and surrounding yourself with support, you can overcome this obstacle and unlock your full potential. Remember, the journey to self-mastery is ongoing, but with commitment and perseverance, you can create a life of abundance, joy, and purpose.


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Soad Elmasoudi, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Soad Elmasoudi, a dedicated performance and mindset coach, excels in aligning strategy, tactics, and tools with a powerful mindset for precise execution. Overcoming personal challenges, Soad draws on her transformative journey, uniquely shaping her coaching philosophy. Trained by the Proctor Gallagher Institute, she seamlessly integrates mindset development with practical strategies. Soad provides clients with both the right mindset and effective execution tools, going beyond conventional coaching. In a world where mindset is paramount, Soad stands out as a passionate guide committed to unlocking individuals' full potential, whether you're a professional, entrepreneur, or leader.



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