High achiever = high standards.
It's a character trait that's connected to the best in the world,
Across every single stage you can imagine.
The problem is,
High standards can come with a lot of baggage.
High achievers have a tendency to work harder,
And to expect more from themselves than anyone else
could or would ever expect from them.
This can lead to all sorts of problems,
The most common one being burnout.
People think that the only cause of burnout
is pushing yourself physically past your limit, over and over again.
And it is…
But another big contributing factor to burnout?
Repetitive negative thoughts.
We see this all the time in high achievers -
"I’m not good enough"
"I didn't try hard enough"
“I just need to do better”
Combined with being the hardest worker in the room
Can lead to some serious problems.
In fact, it's a recipe for disaster.
This is something @hattieboydle had to learn - how to have high standards without bullying herself with them constantly.
Hattie has found that having standards is good -
It gives you something to aim for, and a benchmark to reach.
But when those standards you apply to yourself become something you hurt yourself with, they're not high standards anymore…
And that's how so many of our girls come to us burned out - not just physically over-working themselves, but beating themselves up about it too.
So how do you fix that?
Well, you learn to combine discipline with compassion,
And turn it into devotion.
That's what we do at SMP.
We use a process of transformation and self-mastery, that helps you transform physically - yes.
But we also help you transform the way you apply yourself,
how you think about your progress and the way you apply your discipline.
Our team of experts -
Elite level athletes,
Love and light,
SMP Coaching Team