We put so much effort in – but what is the reward? We drive ourselves even further to get a result that matches our effort.

This mindset manifests in many ways, maybe it’s greed, maybe proving to others that we can match them, or to the teacher who said we would never make it.

But this type of effort is driven by cortisol and adrenalin – we believe we must achieve the goal or we have failed to reach the target, failed others, failed ourselves.

Today let’s be happy with what we are achieving and recognise that our greed and desire for status could be undermining our good work.

Learning to accept the small successes that others don’t see is the first step to enlightenment and transformation.

Living each day trying to prove our worth, will leave us drained and frustrated, with little headspace to focus on the things that bring us joy.