Have you ever fallen into the trap of feeling the pressure to always be at your best?

I know I have.

Lately, I hadn’t been visible for a couple of weeks on social media and I found myself sabotaging myself since I thought I need to write such a profound and interesting post again, that at first I just didn’t write it all (my excuse: no inspiration)

I’ve seen this same pattern play out with the women I coach. They want to speak up in meetings, but feel like they have to say something groundbreaking to prove themselves to their male colleagues.
And then…they don’t speak up at all.

But here’s the thing: success isn’t about always being perfect or making a grand entrance. It’s about showing up consistently and putting in the work, even when it’s not easy.

We won’t always have the perfect post, contribution to the meeting, or presentation, just like we won’t always have the perfect training session at the gym or on the sports field.

The important thing is to take action, even when we’re not feeling 100% confident. It’s about allowing ourselves to fail, learn from our mistakes, and keep moving forward.
So, if you’re feeling the pressure to always be on top, remember that it’s okay to have ups and downs.
Keep showing up, keep putting in the work, and keep learning and growing.

Have you experienced this kind of pressure before? 

Esther Huijsmans

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