You’re a high performer. You excel at new endeavors and you thrive on the recognition that comes with exceeding expectations. You are incredibly driven and when you set a goal for yourself, you very rarely veer off it until you have achieved exactly what it is you have set out to do. Does this ring a bell? Because you are such a high performer, you have incredible self-awareness, so you know that behind every single one of those strengths, a dark side is lurking. Here are responses from over forty interviews I conducted with self-identified high performers. I compiled the top three strengths they identified along with their dark side and suggestions to help you move forward when you are in transition.
Remember that this means being prepared to act differently so you can fully transform and grow.
1) Commitment to Success
Each person I interviewed described success in their own way (financial, building community, etc.) and each of them proudly boasted about their drive and internal motivation.