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



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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