I’m at O’Hare Airport, headed home to Arizona after getting caught by this season’s travel chaos. I like to fly Southwest Airlines. Two days ago, the airline cancelled over 75% of its flights due to inclement weather and a glitch in their scheduling system. The lines were long and some tempers got hot.
What is stopping you from operating in your Zone of Genius? In his book The Big Leap, author Gay Hendricks identifies “The Upper Limit Problem” as the one obstacle blocking a person from achieving greatness. Hendricks divides human performance into four zones: Genius, Excellence, Competence, and Incompetence. His book inspired me to create this graphic:
The Upper Limit Problem can keep a person stuck in one of the comfort zones, never to achieve genius.
Now that we’ve outlined the problem, how can high achievers break through and achieve their potential?
It feels good to make improvements that contribute to the safety of our residents. In the above 90-second video, we talk about the improved electrical panels that we installed at one of our properties.