What do you immediately think of when you hear the word overachiever?  Is it positive?  Most of us probably thought something along the lines of type A or OCD, or maybe even butt kisser.  We think of that person who arrives to work before everyone else and stays later.  Someone who eats, breaths, and sleeps work.

Here’s a definition from www.dictionary.com

to perform better or achieve more than expected, especially by others.

So, why is it when we label someone an overachiever we don’t mean someone who performs better than expected? Is it jealousy?  Are we so envious of their accomplishments that we can’t just say “good job”?  In reality, what have we really lost because they succeeded? Zip, zero, zilch.

I say cheers to the overachiever.  Way to go! Whether it’s school, work, running, working out, let’s all aspire to overachieve.


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