Overachievers have achieved but still need to do more, creating an imbalance in their lives. People who exhibit this behavior may be trying to compensate for feelings of insecurity and doubts about their worth. They may be chasing unresolved issues from their past into the present, or they might not be looking at their lives as a whole but judging themselves based only on one aspect of their being. If this word we’ve heard concerns our choices and lifestyle, it is worth examining to balance our lives for a more rewarding experience.
If we cannot allow ourselves to experience and enjoy the present moment, putting pleasure off into some distant future, it may be a sign that we are being driven to achieve more than is truly necessary. Pushing ourselves beyond the point of exhaustion or to the exclusion of essential people in our lives robs us of authentic and meaningful joy. Once we connect to the eternal part of us, it can nourish us and allow our priorities to shift from chasing after an elusive feeling to being fully present at the moment so that we can live our lives in the now.
Sometimes we need to look to those we love and admire to realize what we value about life. We can note what we like about others and then turn the mirror to reflect the light of those exact words and feelings toward ourselves. It can be quite a revelation to see ourselves in this nourishing light. When we can put the energy we’ve been devoting to a phantom sense of achievement into the truly satisfying aspects of our lives, we can restore the balance between our inner and outer worlds and experience true joyful peace.