Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. ~ Psalm 46:10 (NASB)
What kind of pressure are you applying to your life? Who is asking you to do more than you can do?
Yes, the soil must be plowed, but we are to find our ultimate joy in the work we are provided and to remember that God is the authority over our life.
Yes, goals and dreams are true joys in life, but we must pave that road with trust in God's perfect truth - first.
So if you are striving to please yourself or please others before seeking God, you will have a long, hard road to travel.
If you have unecessary striving in your life, maybe it's time to put it down and get back on track with God's vision for you -- to live abundantly in His truth and mercy.