What if that pain is nudging you to look at a root issue that has been neglected for too long? ⁣⁣

What if that pain calls for your attention to heal what’s hurting? ⁣⁣

Like an unresolved issue of shame about past business failures ⁣or an accumulating toxic sense of guilt of falling short of one’s purpose? ⁣⁣

High achievers have HIGH thresholds for pain. ⁣⁣

I often see overworked, burned-out high achievers who lose their soul and sanity because they thought ‘grit’ and perseverance is the ‘only way’ to breakthrough. ⁣⁣

I was once that girl with the Japanese proverb as my life motto: “Fall seven times. Stand up eight.”⁣⁣

Sure. ⁣

It got me out of an 8-year health crisis and launched a popular healthy food cafe in Singapore. ⁣

It drew droves of fans, media coverage, and customers. ⁣⁣

But it drove my health and well-being down the drain.⁣

Plus a 6 figure biz debt. ⁣

All these are the results of ‘PUSHING! PUSHING! PUSHING!’⁣

So much for grit! ⁣

It was too much drama. ⁣

Because I always saw life as a battlefield and I’m the ‘fighter’. ⁣

I’ve learned the hard way. ⁣

After I’ve released these identities of being a fighter who pushes and ‘never give up’, my life has taken on a new creative momentum of ease and grace. ⁣

I’ve gotten my health back.⁣

And cleared my 6 figure debt in 14 months and simultaneously built a multi 6 figure business from scratch. ⁣

Got married with my dream man and serve amazing clients who are typical high achievers who are DONE with the fight-strive-push-force kinda life. ⁣

I’m sharing this story to encourage any high achiever reading this…who’s feeling tired of fighting through and pushing through. ⁣

Take care of yourself. ⁣⁣

It’s okay to not be ok.⁣⁣

But you don’t have to stay this way. ⁣⁣

Get support to heal what’s causing you pain. ⁣⁣

Giving yourself permission to rest and heal is NOT giving up or quitting. ⁣⁣

Giving yourself permission to rest does NOT mean you’re ‘lazy’, ‘weak’ or ‘grit-less’.⁣

You have nothing to prove to anyone. ⁣If your body is calling you to slow down. ⁣⁣

You have all the permission to. ⁣

Sending good energy to you.⁣