I am a firm believer that pushing yourself too hard, or taking on too many tasks, will eventually result in slowing down and doing your time and effort less justice.
Yes, there are periods in life where short-term sacrifices can have you leap frogging ahead - but as, always there's a limit.
When you approach your limit, you become less productive, are far less efficient, and more importantly... start to encroach on your wider health and well-being.
And that's where self-care comes in. Finding a self-care routine that allows you to never cross your limit is imperative.
Not just the limit of "working too hard", but also the limits of what your mind and body can take in wider life - whether that be job or education stress, fatigue from training/sport, or otherwise.
Couple this with time carved out for self-development... well now we're really talking.
“Your level of success, in every area of your life, will always parallel your level of personal development.” - Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning
The practices I apply in my coaching, personal, and wider professional life are deeply rooted in my own personal development…
The books I’ve read or listened to, researching and articulating ideas for this email newsletter, personal experiences and struggles I’ve faced when pushing myself - whether that be in sport, fitness, education, business, health, nutrition, or personally.
You are the vessel to deliver your message to the world - the more time you spend building your vessel, the greater the message you can deliver.
And the stronger your vessel, the more resilient you will be to the inevitable sh*t that life will throw at you.
Go build yourself a vessel in mind, body, and health, then load it up with what means most to you and get it out into the world.