As high-performers, we are often guilty of pushing ourselves to the limit in pursuit of success.
We take on multiple projects, strive for perfection, and put in long hours to get ahead. But all too often, this relentless drive for success can leave us overworked, overwhelmed, and exhausted.
Recently, while going through my morning meditation practice, I came across the following quote by Buddha Doodles that I have to share.
The quote read,
“Shine brightly so others may see!”
The words remind us that as high-performers, it is essential that we embrace being our best for ourselves because by shining brightly, we inspire others to do the same
A recent client, let’s call her Genny, was in a similar situation. She was a highly successful leader who led a thriving team.
Unfortunately, as her responsibilities grew, so did her stress levels. She was constantly on the go, and her work-life balance needed to be improved.
She was exhausted, and her relationships were suffering.
When we started working together, I asked her five simple questions to provoke her thinking and assess whether she was fed up or fired up.
Although she completed the questions, she didn’t like her answers and decided it was time to take action.
Through our work together, Genny learned to control her time and energy. She set clear boundaries for herself and prioritized self-care. She also learned to delegate more effectively and trust her team to handle specific tasks.
By making these changes, she was able to reduce her stress levels and reclaim her life.
As a result, Genny not only felt better, but her productivity also improved.
She was able to think more clearly and make better decisions. She could also spend more time with her family and friends, strengthening her relationships.
Know that you’re not alone if you’re overworked, overwhelmed, and exhausted.
As high-performers, we all face these challenges. But by shining brightly, we trade stress for success and inspire others to do the same.
BTW: Here are the questions I asked Genny:
- Are you feeling fulfilled and satisfied with your work and personal life?
- How are you taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental well-being?
- How do you consistently maintain healthy relationships with friends and family?
- What daily practices do you use to handle stress and manage your time effectively?
- When it comes to work/life balance, how do you inspire and positively impact the people around you?
Reflect on these questions and be honest with yourself.
If you are not shining as brightly as you would like, know that it is possible to make changes and improve your well-being.
Imagine a world where each of us lets the brightness within us do the talking – the possibilities are endless, and the reality is…we create a better future for all.