My profession is one of intense competition, scrutiny and an ongoing cycle of being your best. It takes determination, commitment, consistency and faith. It's filled with ups and downs and turnarounds. Other than "being here now", I also believe a conscious application of gratitude helps to ground you and even out those "highs" and "lows".
When you find yourself getting lost in the pursuit, take a moment to breathe and call to your attention the things you are grateful for in your life. Taking even a moment to call to mind your blessings will give you a richer perspective.
Have a great day!