Ambition and motivation are certainly admirable qualities – for the most part, that is. At times and in certain circumstances, being highly competitive and willing to take however much time is needed to do a job right is the only way to succeed.
There is, unfortunately, a caveat to this kind of attitude, informally referred to as over-achieving. The fact is that, if you have one of these personalities, probably no one cares about the quality of your work as much as you do.
“Overachievers generally have impressive resumes because they overextend themselves and do not know how to succeed without overachieving,” said Bridgett Ross, PsyD.
And if nobody appreciates it enough, what do you do? Well… keep reading below, or consider talking with a professional that has experience resolving these types of concerns.