Is it ride or die?
You don't have to be or aspire to be a 'high performing individual'...
Many of you probably are already and the people referenced in those books/articles/podcasts are superhumans or dropping the ball in some other area of their lives that they don't show.
Maybe they have never needed more than 5 hours of sleep, their kids are all grown up, they don't have kids, they're young, their partners manage the life admin and are happy to take a supportive back seat, maybe they lack empathy to how their lives affect people around them, maybe they don't have depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, a bad knee or health problems.
This isn't an attack, but an acknowledgment that we don't have to constantly work to achieve operating in the top 1%, be the CEO, at the gym at 5am, millionaire that apps like Clubhouse would have you believe are what success is.
You can have flaws, need 10hrs sleep, forget things, accidentally delete files, spill coffee, have food in your hair, exercise only sometimes and still be high performing.
There is a mindset shift that needs to change so we're kinder to ourselves and help to get out of the perfectionist state (perfection does not exist) and build confidence. There can always be improvements, but YOUR way may just be the way that works best for you!