What I have found is that as I exercise self-compassion and forgiveness and "give myself some slack" it actually frees me to be more and do more. I've found that as I'm not so tightly gripped by fear ... fear of failure, fear of being judged, fear of not being enough ... as I release myself from beating myself up I have more energy to be brave and courageous and move forward to meet my potential. It takes energy to live in the space of fear, telling ourselves stories that we play over and over again in our minds.
As I work toward surrender and faith, I have also found that I don't need to push myself so hard. Things flow better. I pay attention to what is put before me, have faith that it's meant for me, be brave and take small steps forward with the knowingness that I will be supported and that the next step will present itself to me. Pay attention to the assignments and then show up for them with faith.
Don't be afraid to take risks, to fail, to experience, but also to rest and relax and offer yourself compassion because your worth is not on the line every day. You can't do anything that will take God's love away and you can't do anything to earn more, it is just there unconditionally always. We are all perfectly and beautifully imperfect.
You have freedom to not have to prove your worthiness. Freedom to not be perfect. Freedom to experience life and make mistakes. Freedom to give yourself some slack. Freedom to refill your cup when needed before moving on. Freedom to offer yourself compassion and forgiveness.