Get off the performance treadmill! Do you ever feel like a hamster in an exercise wheel? Running and running and running, but your performance gets you nowhere, and only leaves you exhausted and frustrated, maybe even struggling with guilt over what you have NOT accomplished? If so, it really is time to make some constructive changes to enhance your performance and productivity, which can in turn increase your self-confidence and motivation.
So here’s your inspiration for today…
“If you spend years
on the performance treadmill
of the world,
it it hard to get off.
When you are addicted
to feeling good about yourself
only when you perform well,
you are in for a life of misery.
It is a cycle of trying and failing,
trying harder and failing again,
and feeling guilty and rejected.
If you are trapped
on the performance treadmill,
ask God to break the cycle in your life.
Let your confidence be based
on who you are in Christ.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
Ah yes, the performance treadmill–one type of treadmill we do NOT want to use, because it is NOT healthy for us! Another concept that is about our worth being based on our “who” rather than on our “do.” Not sure why that’s so hard to grasp sometimes!
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Have you ever been or are you now stuck on that performance treadmill?
What strategies do you have in place to help you get off that treadmill?