People accuse me of being an overachiever, like it’s a bad thing.
My motto has always been “Why do it later when I can do it now?”
Mostly because there is always something waiting in the wings which needs to be done.
I finish my college assignments right away so I have more time to work on other assignments.
But for that, I’m called an overachiever.
I used to go to yoga 4, maybe 5, times a week.
For that, I was called an overachiever.
When my boss asks me for something I do it right away and, more often than not, I’ve already anticipated what he wants so it is already done.
And for that, I get told “you are such an overachiever.”
At some point it actually starts to hurt my feelings because they say it like it’s such a bad thing, like I’m a bad person for doing things quickly.
I know it’s silly to get my feelings hurt, but for some reason, people seem to think saying something like this (over and over again) shouldn’t bother me.
I don’t see why it is so wrong for me to work ahead and/or work quickly. If I didn’t do this, I’d never get anything done!
Like I said, there is always something waiting in the wings. Housework, for example. There is always laundry or dishes or cooking or mopping, etc. to take care of. If I let one task sit then the next task gets behind and so on and so forth and suddenly it has all snowballed to the point where you are in over your head and don’t know how to climb out of the hole you’ve dug yourself into.
So, I’m an overachiever. But I wish people would stop saying it like it is an accusation instead of a compliment.