Ever find that when one thing in your life starts thriving something else goes downhill? You may have an upper limit problem.


Jun 27, 2022 | COACHING INFO, MINDSET, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“The brain wants to be safe. That’s its number one job. And what is safety? It’s things that you know, things that you’re comfortable with.”

I hope you’re ready to get coached today, because I know that so many listeners can relate to today’s topic. You’re about to find out if you’re addicted to the struggle.

You may be wondering what this means, and other terms to explain it include self-sabotage, or one of my favorites, upper limit problem, which is a term coined in one of my very favorite books, The Big Leap.

It happens to all of us. You have a great relationship but are waiting for that perfect job to come along. Then you land that dream career, but your relationship starts to suffer. Or you’re crushing it at work and your relationship is thriving, but all of the sudden something just starts to feel off in your life. Maybe you even feel like you’re in a funk and you just can’t explain it.

It’s kind of like hitting someone in the face in front of the world on the same night you win an Oscar…if you know what I mean.

The fact is, we are all born at a certain temperature and we have to work to get to the temperature we want to be at. Surely there are obstacles and setbacks along the way, but why is it so common to feel like you can’t quite get to that perfect point? 

Could it be because you’re addicted to the struggle?


  • Exactly what an upper limit problem is
  • Why I see my clients self-sabotage (and how I’ve seen this in my own life too)
  • Specific signs of being addicted to the struggle

 …and so much more.

The good news is that you can solve your upper limit problem to get to exactly where you want to be. Ready to learn how? Listen at the top of this page.



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Hi! I’m Lindsay Elizabeth Preston. I’m a certified & trauma-informed life & leadership coach who has spent the last decade helping successful women create lives that feel as good on the inside as they look on the outside by using my neuroscience-backed coaching process called, Awakened Woman.

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