One of my favorite coaches, Rich Litvin, says that a lot of great things start with a declaration. So, I would like to make my declaration:
I AM A HIGH ACHIEVER.
There, I’ve said it, and it feels good! You might wonder why it’s so important for me to say it out loud. Well, I’ll be honest with you, it’s not easy being a high achiever. For instance, I find it incredibly hard to slow down: There is always a new challenge to be won, a new project to start or a new person to help. The result? Overwhelm, vulnerability, frustration, not taking time to reflect or refresh… I could go on.
If you recognize yourself in this, I’d love for you to keep reading because you are not alone!
Here are some high-achiever traits that my kind will recognize:
- I am passionate, driven and determined, and I want to do it all. Yet, I know that this comes with a cost. I burn out, I feel overwhelmed and I find it oh-so-hard to slow down.