The Myth of Sacrificing Your Well-Being for Success

cyclical success strategy sacred success Sep 14, 2023
myth of sacrificing for success

In a world where productivity is glorified and success is often measured by output, many of us have fallen into the trap of believing that working ourselves to the bone is the only path to achievement. We've been conditioned to think that sacraficing our well-being is a necessary sacrifice on the alter of success. But what if I told you that this narrative is fundamentally flawed? What if the key to true and sustainable success lies in a different approach - on that prioritizes self-care, holistic well-being, and rest? Welcome to the myth busting journey of the work-revolution where we unravel the fallacy of sacrificing your well-being for your success.


The Warped View of Success 


Whether from your parents, school, or work, our society has ingrained in us the idea the success os synonymous with constant hustle and relentless ambition. We've been led to believe that to achieve our personal and professional goals we must sacrifice our physical and mental health, neglect our emotional needs, and work ourselves into the ground. This warped view of success has left many of us burnt out, anxious, and disconnected from our true selves, needs and desires. 


Recognizing the Symptoms 


If you find yourself constantly striving for success at the expense of your well-being, you may be experiencing some common symptoms. 

  • Burnout or Fatigue: Feeling physically and emotionally exhausted, with little to no energy left for the things that truly matter. 
  • Procrastination: Struggling to stay focused and productive due to the overwhelming stress and fatigue or worrying about the outcome or results. 
  • Lack of Clarity: Feeling lost and unsure about your path because you're too busy to reflect and align with your true desires. 
  • Health Issues: Physical ailments and stress-related health problems that stem from neglecting your bodies needs (i.e. digestive issues, chronic acne, painful or irregular periods, weak immune system, trouble sleeping, to name a few). 
  • Emotional Imbalance: Experiencing mood swings, anxiety, and a sense of emptiness or self-doubt due to suppressing your emotional needs. 


The Myth of Sacrifice


The truth is that the idea of sacrificing your well-being for success is a myth, a dangerous lie that keeps you trapped in a cycle of exhaustion and dissatisfaction for the purpose of maximising your "production" (aka your success and what you "achieve"). Sustainable success is not about how hard you work; it's about how well you align with your natural rhythms and needs. When you embrace this holistic approach, the outcomes are profound:  

  • Time & Energy: You gain more time and energy in your day to day life because you've learned how to plan, work and rest in accordance with your needs, with your body at the forefront. 
  • Freedom: Your newfound understanding of holistic success allows you to experience greater freedom in your life, living life at a "frequency" of freedom. You're no longer a slave to the hustle, but the master of your own destiny where you call the shots and flow with life. 


Holistic Success 


Being able to achieve your goals and living a fulfilling life with more time, energy and freedom, requires a holistic approach that encompasses your physical, emotionla and mental well-being. It's about embracing the idea of working smarter, not harder. Here's what it entails: 

  1. Body-First Approach: Your body is your greatest asset. Prioritize self-care, proper nutrition, and regualr movmeent to maintain the energy and vitatlity needed for success. 
  2. Cycle Syncing: For women (aka womb-en), understanding your menstrual cycle and syncing your tasks and goals with your body's natural rhythms leads to increased productivity, creativity, and overall well-being through this multi-level body-life-work alignment. If you don't have a natural cycle or are past your period phase, the moon can serve as an equivalent system. For a deeper dive into this, check out my course, Rest For Success. 
  3. Emotional Self-Care: Acknowledging and addressing your emotional needs, by removing the immense pressure to do, achieve and succeed constantly. Practicing self-compassion and seeking support through the right tools leads to emotional balance and resilience, even when things in life do inevitably get a bit stressful. 
  4. Slow Living: Slow down, embrace a slower pace of life (at least at times), and allow yourself the space to breathe, reflect, and recharge. It's in these moments of stillness that your best ideas often emerge. 


The Benefits of Rest 


Rest is not a luxury; it's a necessity for success. When you prioritize rest and self-care, you create the space for: 

  • Productivity: Rest allows you to more easily tap into a flow state and focus with clarity on where you're going and what to do.
  • Emotional Grounding: You become more emotionally centered, enabking you to make decisions from a place of clarity and wisdom. 
  • Physical Rejuvenation: Your body regains its strength, and you have the energy to tackle your goals with enthusiasm. 
  • Innovative thinking: Slowing down allows you to tap into your creative potential and find unique solutions to problems.
  • Integration: Rest supports the integration of your experience and knowledge (merging of the left and right sides of the brain), allowing you to evolve and grow. 



The Role of Rest in Your Success Strategy


What does this "rest" look like in your strategy for success? It's not about doing nothing; it's about knowing your personal rhythm and integrating rest as a natural part of your bodies cycle and a vital part of your success cycle.

It's not a nice-to have or a reward to give yourself at the end; it's an essential component of the cycle of creation. By constantly charging up your energy reserves, you can work efficiently and have the mental space to execute on your big goals and dreams and create a work-style that supports your dream life-style, living life on your terms. 


Breaking Free from the Sacrifice Myth 


It's time to break free from the myth of sacrificing your well-being for success. The truth is that by prioritizing rest, self-care, and holistic well-being, you're not hindering your success; you're fueling it. Success isn't measured solely by what you achieve but also by how you feel along the way. 

Incorporating these principles into your life will revolutionize your approach to work, ignite your flow, and put an end to the cycle of self-sacrifice. It's time to embrace a new way of achieving your goals - on that honours your well-being, embraces your natural cycles, and allows you to work in alignment with your true self. 


Join the Rest For Success Journey


If you're ready to embrace a holistic approach to success and stop sacrificing your well-being, I invite you to explore my signature sacred success course, Rest For Success. In this transformative program, you'll learn how to set the foundations for sustainable success, integrate rest and regeneration into your daily life, and unlock your true potential for longterm expansive success. 

Visit for more information and start your journey towards a more fulfilling and balanced life of sacred success.


Remember, success is not about sacrificing yourself - it's about integrating all aspects of your being to create a life that truly aligns with your desires and values. It's time to rewrite the narrative and redefine success on your own terms. 

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