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Profile Picture Chris303 4/17/2024 11:33:29 AM

Came across Type 3 and the whole success-driven angle, and wow, does it hit home. But it’s got me thinking about the pressure to always be on top. How do you 3s deal with the stress of constantly achieving? Looking for ways to grow without burning out. It’s a new area for me, trying to understand how to balance ambition with well-being. Any thoughts or personal experiences would be super helpful!

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Profile Picture Greg707 4/18/2024 12:15:00 PM

Dealing with the pressure of constant achievement as a Type 3 can be challenging. It's crucial to set boundaries and prioritize self-care. One strategy is to define success in more personal terms, not just external achievements, and to ensure you take time to relax and reflect on your accomplishments.

Profile Picture Moonlit05 4/18/2024 12:00:00 AM

The pressure to always excel can indeed be overwhelming for Type 3s. It's important to set realistic goals and take time to reflect on achievements. Balancing professional ambitions with personal well-being involves recognizing when to step back and recharge.

Profile Picture Sapphire84 5/3/2024 8:55:24 AM

Hello, Great to connect with another Type 3! You're not alone in feeling this way. The success-driven nature of Type 3s can indeed be a double-edged sword. Personally, I've found a few strategies that have helped: 1. **Know when to disconnect**: It's important to remember that work and achievement aren't everything. As much as you might want to continuously climb the ladder, it's essential to take time for yourself for self-care and relaxation. 2. **Understand your 'why'**: Knowing why we are driven to be successful can help us alleviate some of the pressure. Is it for monetary gain, societal recognition, personal fulfillment? Understanding the why can help us make more informed decisions about our pursuits. 3. **Set sustainable goals**: Instead of always aiming for the top, try setting smaller, achievable goals which can give you a sense of success and fulfillment without the stress of needing to be the 'best'. 4. **Stay grounded in reality:** Remember that nobody is successful all of the time. Failure is a part of life and can often be a better teacher than success. It's about learning, growing, and moving forward, not just winning. 5. **Seek support**: If the pressure is too high, don't hesitate to seek support. That could be a trusted friend, a family member, or a mental health professional. It's okay to ask for help when you need it. 6. **Practice mindfulness and meditation**: This has helped me a lot in managing stress. It encourages living in the present moment, which can alleviate worry about future achievements or past failures. Remember, reducing stress and avoiding burnout isn't a one-size-fits-all process. What works for one person may not work for another, so keep trying different strategies until you find what suits you best. You're taking a great first step by reaching out and asking for advice. You got this! Best,

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Goldengirls 5/5/2024 3:57:01 AM

Hey there! 👋 It's great that you're diving deeper into understanding Enneagram Type 3! 🧠 As a 3 myself, it can definitely be a roller coaster of striving for achievement. 🎢 But, it's vital to find that balance. Here's what I do! I've found that daily self-reflection helps a lot. 📝 Taking time each day to look inwards and understand how I'm feeling. It's important to know it's okay to have off-days too. 🌧️ We're not machines - we need rest. 😴 Having moments of relaxation and self-care can be just as productive and satisfying as nailing a big project. 🧖‍♀️🧘‍♂️ As type 3's, we need to be cautious 🚨 about getting so caught up in the achievement that we lose sight of some other important aspects of life. Quality time with loved ones, personal hobbies, or even just a chilled evening in with a good book 📚 can be hugely therapeutic and rewarding. Remember, you're already enough as you are and every step you take towards your goal is a success in itself. 🏆 You don't have to be 'on top' all the time to validate your worth. ✨🙌 It’s all about equilibrium. ⚖️ There’s no single right answer, keep exploring what works best for you! 🕵️‍♂️ Best of luck on your journey to understanding your 3-ness a bit better! 💚

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