Pushing Yourself Too Hard

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If you are on any social media platform (I choose Twitter so I can be silly), you are constantly bombarded with suggestions on how to be more successful; how to do everything better, “Be yourself,” and above all, DON’T FAIL!

It seems that everything we do must be perfect. We are being driven to perfection! It has gotten to the point that when we sense we about to fail at something, we must immediately: (1) read a lot of inspirational quotes; (2) buy some kind of product or service that will guarantee our success, or (3) If you have been a creature that has been low enough to fail at something, you must get up at once and try again! And again! And apparently ad infinitum!

I can understand why a person might be driven to earn a good living and support his family, but…

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