As you Stage Climb, you’ll encounter hooks – parts of yourself that act as
obstacles standing in your way of living life at your target stage.
Hooks are anomalies to the way you normally function. Think of them as your
connections to stages other than your default stage, which is the stage that you
tend to identify with currently.
I use the word “hook” as a metaphor, because these lower-stage hooks do keep
you hooked to a lower stage. You might also call them your “hang-ups.”