To describe oneself as an overachiever, you have to accept someone else’s expectations for you as having been accurate.

Perhaps it was a parent who gave you the idea.

“You’ll never amount to anything.”

Maybe was a particular look at a certain time they gave me the idea that s/he was disappointed. You believe them.

Maybe was a teacher.

Maybe was a family friend.

Maybe was a friend.

Whoever it was an however it happened, you believe them and their expectations for you as being correct.

They weren’t. As a matter of fact, they were wrong.

You’ve proven that.

You are a high achiever, not an “overachiever.” There is a difference.

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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