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      How do you define an overachiever? Is it good or bad?

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      Originally posted by Faisal:
      How do you define an overachiever? Is it good or bad?
      My mother.Got her degree ,got married- and she went back to get another one.To Ammi life is all about getting the best of everything.She even considers seeing friends as sometimes a waste of time.Education and a successful career is more important in her eyes.Sigh.
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      To me, an overachiever is a person who wants to do/be the best at everything they do, and will do almost anything to achieve it. They tend to be perfectionists.

      I find that overachievers have great high's and really low low's. They often hold others to their overachieving expectations.

      Like all things, there are pros and cons to being an overachiever.

      According to the dictionary, an overachiever is someone who attains higher standards than the IQ indicated.
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      Everyone tells me I am an overachiever, because I am really competitive and try to outdo everyone I am ready to sacrifice so much for my education it surprises me, I have a hard time accepting defeat. The thing I hate the most is being proven wrong it angers me

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      There is nothing wrong with being an overachiever whatsoever! It is actually a very commendable trait. To me, an overachiever strives for his dreams and makes them come true. As the famous saying goes to show you, the successful entrepreneur dreams for one hour and spends the rest seven hours of the workday making those dreams happen.

      Overachievers make life "happen," not that average achievers do not, but overachieving people tend to breathe success. Of course each person defines success differently but nonetheless, these people are bent on proving something to themselves, most importantly that they can doubtlessly achieve their results and that too with flying colors. Overachievers do tend to be perfectionists and hold themselves accountable for every action and at the same time, have high expectations of others. In other words, they hold themselves as well as others to high standards and therefore, associate with especially those people that they feel are worth their time and effort. In addition, as someone said above, there tends to be no medium ground for them. Everything they perceive is black or white, good or bad, etc.

      Overachievement is not to be taken negatively. People that are overachieving can spend a lifetime at times in making their dreams become reality but at the end, they achieve their results and prove themselves fruitful, certainly more times than not.


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      I didnt read sp s whole post and i might repeat the same thing she said: overachieving isnt necessary a bad thing. It just depends on what lengths you are ready to go to, to achieve your dreams etc.
      Muslim Queen, I dont think your ammi did anything wrong by setting her priorities straight. To me she seems she knew what she wanted and made sure she prioritised in life to GET what she wants.
      Now back to Faisal's question , in my opinion overachievers are those you would go to any lengths, good or bad to achieve what they want and its not always a good thing.
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      Overachieving is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as you view your mistakes as learning experiences and not failures. And as long as you don't let your goals blind you from the more important things in life.

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      I don’t think you can ever be an over achiever…other people can see you as an over achiever. For some, its in their nature to keep setting the bar higher once the goal is achieved…for others the bar is too high in the first place…these are the people who tell you that you have overachieved. If you think you have overachieved then you are underestimating your potential.

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      To me, words like “overachiever” and “overambitious” are oxymorons.
      Achievement is something that you strive for on a continuous basis – you aim to progress to subsequently higher levels at every stage of your accomplishment. Hence at every stage, the next possible stage is “above” you, higher than where you are right now (“over” you.?)

      Hence you can never “overachieve” cuz you’d be planning to go to that next higher stage once you'd have reached the one above you currently.

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      Being an overachiever doesn't really make sense to me. Yeah, a person has achieved a lot, but how do you know the limit? It's human nature to never be satisfied with what we have. We keep aiming for something higher. So yeah, I agree with Umar and Fayz.
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      Faisal, i suggest you read George Carlin's Brain Droppings. With no offense to anyone who thinks that they are or their loved ones are overachievers. Its an Oxymoron....like "exceeding the expectations"...you see if you exceeded the expectation you did not meet it...hence its a failure. Either you achieve your goals or you do not.

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      I dont think the functional definition of overachiever meant that a person doesnt achieve their goals if they are an overachiever. The word wouldnt be in use if that was the case, because it would no longer make sense.
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      to me an over achiever is someone who accmplishes more than others who are in similar situations like him.

      In another thread i mentioned a manager at a major hotel in Pakistan whose mother was a domestic servent at one of the judge's houses. Compared to his peers..ppl from his socio economic background, he is an over achiever, even though by the standards of professionals here, he is just doing okay.
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      Originally posted by Madhanee:
      Allah Subhanawatala Rab-e-Zuljalal Master of the Universe is an overachiever, everyone else struggles. I don’t know but as Fraudz pointed out, you need a reference point from where to judge, and it is by simple law of the average that some will do better than others. When I hear the word overachiever, young policy wonks come to my mind. 20somethings Rhodes scholars types influencing public policy at national/international level. Schmuks like myself inflence it on city level. I consider myself an underwear.
      I agree with you. We are all just living our lives and some of us are using our potential and abilties in worldly ways rather than/as well as spiritual ways. I often think of humans as ants. We all live in a society that must function in an orderly manner. Each of us have different responsibilties and duties to make that society work harmoniously. We are all just toiling away, doing what we do. With humans though, vanity and ego come into the picture too. Some people push themselves and are never satisfied because once they reach a goal they know there's a higher level to acheive. They want to prove to themselves and the world that they can do it.

      This type of overachieving is often pushed on children whose parents urge them to join every sports team, lessons, classes. But does it really bring happiness? There are a lot of really stressed out 10 year olds out there.

      But then there's another type of achievment that is born out of passion and love. When someone is so driven to do a certain thing out of passion, an inner fire, a curiosity, a burning quest (i'm getting colorful). For instance a scientist who will stop at nothing for his research. He has a theory and believes so strongly in it that he may fund his own money, leave a cushy position in order to find the answer. And then one day POW he finds a cure for cancer all because he wouldn't give up what he believed in. I feel this passion also exists in artists and musicians who may not necessarily gain from their passion but share their talent with others.

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      Originally posted by Madhanee:
      I consider myself an underwear.
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      The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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      I am an overachiever when it comes to underachieving...

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      So to call someone an "overachiever" is an oxymoron, or is it good or is it bad?

      I have seen ppl use the term in negative conotations, for someone, like "buhat taiz ja raha hai - giray ga" kinda comments. Or "agaa daur peecha chor" kinda person. 'know what I mean?

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