This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hello! I have familiarized myself with TMS over many years. I first started getting pain at 13, and it has improved from unbearable and debilitating to an annoying linger. I have read the books, and participated in this forum before. I understand the type of personality that accompanies TMS, and I have many of those traits: people pleaser, I put a lot of pressure on myself, I'm a worrier, but mostly: I'm very driven. My question is this, how do I begin to defeat the last bit of pain I'm going through, if I don't want to change this part of my personality? I don't want to stop being driven, and pushing myself. I have large dreams that I plan on pursuing and succeeding in. I don't want to let the fear of TMS hold me back from reaching my potential, but I know that the recommended routine is to "slow down". I'm not a crazy workaholic, I go out and have fun, I take breaks. But I have a huge desire to work hard and be successful. Can I balance this desire while still pursuing a pain-free life?