Sunday, April 10, 2016

Wow Word

My son and I were talking about the word: "overachiever". He had an understanding that it meant that an individual overachieves in relation to the established standard in his cohort.  I said no, that an individual overachieves when he overreaches what is expected of him because of hard work. I won.

Overachievers are individuals who "perform better or achieve more success than expected." The implicit presumption is that the "overachiever" is achieving superior results through excessive effort.

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