Turn up the thermostat and break through the ceiling.

Real Estate Agent with Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com SP36782


So often we find ourselves reaching the level of success we did before but not really surpassing it.  Its like we hit our head on that proverbial glass ceiling.  

glass ceiling

motivational speaker Ed Mylett once said "there’s a governor on our lives, and it’s our identity -- what we think we’re worth; what we think we deserve. "

So if a good person will not take more from the table of life than what he thinks he’s worth what do we do to achieve our goals?  


Think about it like a thermostat. Say you’re a 75-degree person. What happens if things start heating up in life?  You start experiencing more success, your life gets going and your on the path to greatness and then suddenly you  find a way to cool things back down.  You unconsciously get back to the temperature where your comfortable.
What happens things take a turn for the worse; when you’re broke, when you’re struggling.  You will kick it into high gear and find a way to heat them back up to the point you think you deserve. Human nature always helps you find that 75-degree comfort zone.

What if you altered that govenor and started to  believe that you’re worth 85 degrees, 90 degrees or 95 degrees of life. 

And there are TWO ways that you can do that.
1.  Surround yourself with people who operate at a higher level than you. For example, if you’re a 70-degree athlete, and you start training with other athletes who operate at an 85-degree level, you’re going to level up. 
2.  Put yourself in circumstances that demand you to get outside your comfort zone. Make yourself do something that an 85-degree person would do, and you knock it out of the park. When you do that over and over, you begin to believe in that new level of identity.

You only live once, so take off the govenor, turn up the therostat and go make life great.

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Comments (9)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Rain Silverhawk - good motivational speak using the glass ceiling concept. Too often we think that is what others impose on us but how are we imposing it on ourseleves.

Mar 03, 2021 03:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Rain - there are many paths to be taken on the road to success.  Being able to handle the detours is one.  So is the ability to control the temperature.  

Mar 03, 2021 05:02 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Rain. I lke the idea of turning up the thermostat. An easy concept to digest. Enjoy your day.

Mar 03, 2021 05:24 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Rain Silverhawk great motivational post.... the bottom line is to surround yourself with successful people.... it's contagious....

Mar 03, 2021 06:02 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love this post. And I couldn't agree more. Raising the thermostat can vastly improve our lives, and make life much more interesting. 

Carol Williams - I think this is a great post for your Second Chance Saturday series!

Mar 03, 2021 06:13 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Rain,
Great post. I've heard that the 5 people you surround yourself with the most have the greatest impact on who we become and what we achieve.  Your #1 speaks to this, although not with a specific number. And, how can we get better if we don't push ourselves beyond our comfort zone?  

Thanks for the post.  Have an awesome day! 

Mar 03, 2021 06:19 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Rain Silverhawk I agree that one must go outside their comfort zone to achieve any exponential change

Mar 03, 2021 06:45 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Rain and onces again a excellent blog and I agree with number 1 and number 2.  Can I reblog this in a couple of weeks.


Mar 03, 2021 07:52 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

A few years ago, I did begin to surround myself with those that run a little hotter than I do.  They helped me break out and do things I never even imagined I would be doing in athletics and in business.  It has been a strategy that has served me well.  Thank you for the thoughtful post.

Mar 26, 2021 08:03 AM