It’s time to consider developing a new “Personal Pace” for yourself. It’s time. Start being “true” to yourself. Take an honest look at your life and your career. You’ve got some difficult decisions to make.
It’s easy to push yourself, only to realize at some future point that you’re feeling miserable. Your timing might not be right. If you were a professional athlete, pushing yourself might be a regular part of your routine. Feeling a great deal of support from your team might also be routine. Mandatory recovery time and creating a “performance state” is also part of a competitive routine.
The capacity of the familiar
The very things in life that are most familiar to us are the very things that put us in our zone and make us feel calm, relaxed, happy, focused, and confident. While we’re in our zone is when we can accomplish and achieve. The problem seems clear. The very things and activities that put us in our zone are often misaligned with our ability to achieve what’s important to us.