5 Ways to Overcome Overachievement Disorder

September 23, 2014 5:04 PM

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5 Ways to Overcome Overachievement Disorder

I have this recurring dream. I wake up to find myself in a classroom. There is a biology exam being handed around but -- gasp -- not only did I not study, I never even purchased the books required to study. In fact, I've never seen this professor before in my life and must have skipped class all semester long! Palms begin to sweat and stomach begins to churn! Then suddenly I wake up and realize I'm 30.5 years old and there are no surprise bio tests coming my way anytime soon.

Sound familiar? If so, you've probably got it too: overachievement disorder. But it's not your fault. We've been bred this way -- and it's only getting worse. I remember the resumé insanity starting in high school. You had to be in six clubs, starring in a play, starting on a team, interning at the ...

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