15 Struggles Only Overachievers Will Understand

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These 15 things just add to the stress of being an overachiever. Do any of them apply to you?

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15. People Just Don't Understand You

People Just Don't Understand You Pinterest
Some people think you're a snob, while others think you're rude. But in reality, you just want people to think you're amazing.

Some people think you're a snob, while others think you're rude. But in reality, you just want people to think you're amazing.

14. You Don't Realize When You’re Being Overly Competitive

You Don't Realize When You’re Being Overly Competitive Pinterest
You want to be the best that you can be, but that may mean stepping on some toes to get there.

You want to be the best that you can be, but that may mean stepping on some toes to get there.

13. You Become The Person Everyone Relies On

You Become The Person Everyone Relies On Pinterest
Everyone knows you'll be down to help, and now you're so busy trying to impress them that you don't have time for yourself.

Everyone knows you'll be down to help, and now you're so busy trying to impress them that you don't have time for yourself.

12. You Have To Fight The Urge To Do Other People’s Work

You Have To Fight The Urge To Do Other People’s Work Pinterest
You know you could not only do the work, but you could probably do it better. Just add it to your to-do list, right under 'don't be an overachiever.'

You know you could not only do the work, but you could probably do it better. Just add it to your to-do list, right under 'don't be an overachiever.'

11. You're Never Fully Committed To One Thing

You're Never Fully Committed To One Thing Pinterest
You want to be the best at everything, that you end up not being good at anything. So much to do, so little time to do it.

You want to be the best at everything, that you end up not being good at anything. So much to do, so little time to do it.

10. Constructive Criticism Doesn’t Exist

Constructive Criticism Doesn’t Exist Pinterest
Any criticism to you is negative criticism.

Any criticism to you is negative criticism.

9. You Struggle To Balance Your Personal Life With Work Life

You Struggle To Balance Your Personal Life With Work Life Pinterest
You're always trying to convince your significant other that this is the last time you're working late, or you're looking for a new excuse to get out of a dinner party. Face it, friend, your overachieving gets in the way of life.

You're always trying to convince your significant other that this is the last time you're working late, or you're looking for a new excuse to get out of a dinner party. Face it, friend, your overachieving gets in the way of life.

8. There Aren't Enough Hours In The Day

There Aren't Enough Hours In The Day Pinterest
Sometimes you wish you could hit 'pause' and keep on working until your list is done.

Sometimes you wish you could hit 'pause' and keep on working until your list is done.

7. You Expect Too Much From Other People

You Expect Too Much From Other People Pinterest
You would go above and beyond, so of course others would as well, right? Wrong.

You would go above and beyond, so of course others would as well, right? Wrong.

6. You Compare Yourself To Others

You Compare Yourself To Others Pinterest
You just need to know how you rank amongst your peers. Is your overachieving paying off? No? Then it’s time to strive even harder.

You just need to know how you rank amongst your peers. Is your overachieving paying off? No? Then it’s time to strive even harder.

5. You Try To Convince Yourself It’s Only Temporary

You Try To Convince Yourself It’s Only Temporary Pinterest
Maybe next week you'll have time to make the basketball game, but right now you have a huge project that needs your focus.

Maybe next week you'll have time to make the basketball game, but right now you have a huge project that needs your focus.

4. You Meet Others' Needs Before Your Own

You Meet Others' Needs Before Your Own Pinterest
It's important people know how awesome you are, even if it means you're doing too much to get them to realize it. You just want everyone to be happy with you.

It's important people know how awesome you are, even if it means you're doing too much to get them to realize it. You just want everyone to be happy with you.

3. It’s Always Dark When You Leave The Office

It’s Always Dark When You Leave The Office Pinterest
You're the first one in and the last one to leave everyday. You can miss out on a lot when you miss being off during daylight hours.

You're the first one in and the last one to leave everyday. You can miss out on a lot when you miss being off during daylight hours.

2. You Constantly Feel Disappointed

You Constantly Feel Disappointed Pinterest
Having high expectations just comes with the overachieving territory. Unfortunately, this usually means you’re left disappointed more often than not.

Having high expectations just comes with the overachieving territory. Unfortunately, this usually means you’re left disappointed more often than not.

1. You Always Wake Up During The Night

You Always Wake Up During The Night Pinterest
You have trouble sleeping because there's just so much you need to do! But then, you're exhausted the next day and can't get through your whole to-do list. It's a vicious cycle.

You have trouble sleeping because there's just so much you need to do! But then, you're exhausted the next day and can't get through your whole to-do list. It's a vicious cycle.

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