Tuesday Tidbit #39: On Overachievers
I guess you could say I'm somewhat of an overachiever. I blame my mother for this.
When I was in high school, she encouraged me to go out for every club, write for every publication and enter every contest. All that while she would say, "Only a 98? What happened to the other two points?" She was teasing about that, of course. At least I think she was.
So, naturally, I continued overachieving in college. I was part of a Speaker's Bureau, two movie clubs and worked while going to school. And, still found time to attend classes and study. And, roller skate in the dance studio, but that's another story.
Fast forward many years later to today. Not much has changed as far as my desire
to do too much. I seem to thrive on challenges. Not long ago, as if my schedule wasn't
already busy enough, I took it upon myself to volunteer to host an Advance Screening
for the movie "A Dog's Purpose". I suppose I can blame the author of the book the
movie was based on and his screenwriter wife for putting me on this super-
In order to do the best job I could on this, I did what any sane person would: I asked for help. I found several people as committed as I was to help put these things together and we ran with it.
The problem I've always had with being an overachiever is that I've never before
asked for help. By taking on large challenges alone, I was over-
I guess that's the part my Mom left out but I forgive her. After all, without her constant encouragement and belief in me, I never would have attempted some of the things in my life that have given me the most joy. Thanks, Mom!
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