As human beings, all we want is to be seen for who we truly are. If we do not cultivate the love in our lives that allows us to be seen, it is easier to turn to external achievements to show the world who we are instead. This cycle fosters a dangerous belief that "when I achieve this, I will be worthy of happiness," and it manifests in even subtler ways.
One of the foundational principles I use while helping my clients is identifying and owning their feelings of worthiness and being good enough about who they are and what they stand for. It is from this place of self-worth that your internal genius shows up so you can truly offer your gifts to the world.