The high-achievers conundrum.Aug 22, 2022
"You get to your destination and you still feel overwhelmed because you still got your junk."
A client said this to me once and I felt it in my spirt.
There's almost nothing worse than doing all the "right" things only to get to the top and realize it's even more overwhelming.
This is a common experience for high-achievers.
High-achievers, more than most, need to feel that they matter. They crave experiences and accomplishments that will bring them praise. Our focus is often on what others want or expect from us, rather than what we want for ourselves.
Sadly, it doesn't create the fulfillment we desire.
We get promoted and earn more money in roles that are already sucking the life out of us. So much for relieving our stress... 🤷🏾♀️
We build our 401K despite our urgent need for money to pay off a growing mound of debt. Let's hope retirement is all that we dream it will be... 🤷🏾♀️
We buy houses and condos and fill them with all the greatest stuff only to realize it anchors us in jobs and identities we desire to shed. So much for having peace at home... 🤷🏾♀️
What a high-achiever needs more than more achievements is to identify their most fulfilling goals and align their life to support that.
All the accomplishments won't matter if you have to bring the things that weigh you down along with you.
What achievements are you sustaining that feel more like a burden?