The Workhorse athletes or executive has a very high work ethic. They get to work early and stay late. Their work ethic becomes part of their identity and they wear their grueling schedule as a badge of honor. They are in the regularly work out and often have extra curricular activities.
The Workhorse instinctively understands the notion of hard work. For example, if they are met by a challenge, they know they will find the answers by "grinding," "putting in the time," and "rolling up there sleeves."
For example, Taylor identified as a Workhorse and used it to his advantage. Throughout high school and college, he used his work ethic to excel in the classroom and on the field. Therefore, It was an easy transition to utilize that same mindset in his career. He was the first one in the office and the last to leave. He even used it when studying to earn his CFA.
While The Workhorse rarely finds issue with the amount of work on their plate, they may not realize that putting the foot on the gas has taken its toll. Over time, they may recognize that they haven't spent enough time recovering - pulling back, taking vacations, and finding a stable work/life balance.