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.”
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.