My Life Transformation: From an Overachiever to a Life Strategist

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I was born to achieve and succeed…

My life motto is ‘Make it happen’ and get things done. All my personal profile tests show me that I’m driven, my accomplishments fulfill me and I have strong motivation and energy. I only choose to work with the best or for the best.

And it is true. To be honest, sometimes I’m even an overachiever.

At the young age of 4, I started playing classical piano in a highly competitive environment in Seoul. For 15 years, I practiced an average of 3-4 hours a day except for a few days per year. When I had to give it up due to family circumstances,  my heart was broken and I was lost. For the following 10 years, I hadn’t touched a piano nor listened to classical music.

But as a positive achiever, I picked myself up, learned French, and graduated high education in business in France. I also managed to build my professional experience in the head offices of a small business and then an international corporate.

I just make things happen and make sure I don’t fail one bit.

Then as a successful career woman, I got married and had a beautiful baby. I became a wonderwoman where nobody could stop me. To fulfill my duty as a parent and for my daughter’s success, we decided to change our lifestyle.

We sold everything in Paris and moved to Australia with only 3 immigration bags. After the challenging times in pursuing my career in Perth, I decided to become a coach.

I felt like this was my best career choice as I have the right experiences and strengths to make it happen. It was another win for me.

While studying the coach courses, I was initiated to Tony Robbins. I then decided to work for him and to become part of his coaching team. Even though it was a rough road to pursue, I somehow made it happen in just 6 months. I did most of his events within 5 months, changed my diet, daily routines, and life. It was a turning point in my personal development journey and I’m still on it.

For the last few years, I have been on different courses, programs, and mediations. But do you know what made me pursue these things?

I wanted to be more successful. Fast. I wanted to become someone stronger and more powerful…

In a sense, I have them all now…but I don’t chase ‘SUCCESS’ anymore.

The biggest learning from this journey is I don’t need to prove success to anyone, including myself.

I’m so grateful for all the life experiences that brought me to where I am today. Those experiences influenced me greatly, both in a positive and negative way –  from my parents to friends, teachers, schools, media, societies, cultures, and sometimes, even my inner thoughts.

But are my inner thoughts really my own voice?

I was trying to solve a puzzle where the missing part was myself. I never felt complete and fulfilled.

As a high achiever, I used to be addicted to the perpetual vicious circle of chasing SUCCESS and achieving short-term fulfillment.  

But.

The journey of personal development opened my eyes to a different perspective about my life and my values.

I discovered who I truly am and what my voice is.

It was scary and astonishing to see the other side of the river when we can only watch it as an observer.

We are scared of the unknown. Who am I? What do I really want? What are my values? What makes me really happy?

I think the first step starts with self-love and self-belief.

I used to compare myself with everyone and everything in the outer world. I never felt good enough to become like someone else. It took me over 10 years to truly understand ME and love myself (and still, I continue to be amazed by it…)

Now, I live every day to become the best version of myself….no one else’s.

Therefore every day is a success for me and I sense a long-lasting fulfillment. The battle was always against me and it always will be. 

So to my fellow overachievers, let’s stop the vicious cycle of expecting perfection from ourselves. Instead, let’s become a strategist of our own lives, knowing when and how to do things based on our strengths and values.

Do you consider yourself an overachiever? Let’s talk!