I am not sure whether you are like me? Chances are you are, at least to some extent. For almost three decades I was chasing success, flying around the world in style with my head so full of “important meetings” that I didn’t have time to pay attention to “random encounters”.
My lifestyle, fueled by my need for recognition, had me run through life.
Every opportunity I got, I worked hard to prove myself. I felt I needed to stand out. I felt the need to shine compared to anybody else. Only in hindsight I understand that being competitive creates separation from others. It makes for a shadow existence despite an address book full of contacts and many business parties & events.
The need to feel superior guided my decisions and actions. It was my story I repeatedly told myself. Little did I know that all of this was taking me further away from my true essence. And yet, on some deeper level, I knew it. I knew that whilst “having everything” I was in pain.