Insights (Essays) April 2013
13 Things Overachievers Do: as stolen from the pages of Forbes. More here. A lot more
- They laugh — at themselves. And with others.
- “They steal stuff.”
- They are notorious list makers.
- Their desk is usually clean and everything is organized. They love IKEA because they can buy lots of organizing bins and boxes.
- They don’t mind when a door shuts. They know that a window might be open.
- They are not shy about their weaknesses because they are uber-confident in their strengths.
- They get tons of mentoring or coaching. They seek out mentors.
- They don’t write books. The book industry is dead.
- They don’t let themselves get soft. Soft in any sense of the word.
- They like to start things. They like saying they are the “founder” of a project or company or initiative.
- They ask about you so they can get a turn to talk about themselves. “Enough about me; What do you think about me?”
- They are rabid about lists because they are crazy about achieving their goals. Uh, hello, that’s why the word “over” is in front of achiever.
- They have an “I Love Me” wall in their home or office. Awards are like a list in 3D — you can hang that item on the wall instead of checking it off a list.
The author of this column asks: “What traits have you seen in an overachiever that you know? Please share it in the comments or tweet it to me via TJ McCue on Twitter.” AND we add: Or send it to Longwoods at: elongwoods
Read the whole column by T. J. McCue in Forbes, here.
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