Unfortunately, these accomplishments rarely deliver what we genuinely crave – a sense of satisfaction and joy. Why? Because the overachiever is never happy.
Are you ready to give in such a way that makes a meaningful difference to your life and those around you?
Am I making a positive difference?
I’m not talking about donating $100 on Giving Tuesday or volunteering for a soup kitchen once a year. While those things can be a good move in the right direction, it won’t really move the needle for you or for others.
Before you set that goal…
While the day might be different, I’d bet most are feeling these same emotions and wondering – “What goals should I set for 2023?”
“I have no idea.”
You don’t have to feel comfortable in the mystery. Try leaning into it anyway.
Your friends, peers, clients, etc. aren’t updating their “Impressive People I Know” spreadsheet every time you announce a new recognition on LinkedIn.
It’s almost impossible to complain about not being able to find jeans in your size when you’re serving a homeless person the only meal they’ll get that day.
Who makes your life worth living?
Without meaningful relationships, life is empty no matter what else you achieve. The problem with overachievers is, we’re too busy “accomplishing” to slow down and cultivate the effort, intention and gratitude that sustains relationships.
What person would you be?
I believe that together there’s not a problem we (humanity) can’t solve – no matter how daunting it may seem.
Silence is golden
It’s almost as though we believe life doesn’t exist unless it’s jam-packed with constant stimulation (or dare I say… achievement/accomplishment).