overachievement :

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  • n  better than expected performance (better than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)

  • But McCullough argues that Teddy's childhood asthma was at least partly the psychosomatic complaint of a boy suffocated by the burden of overachievement.
  • At Textron he peppered fellow executives with what they called "Millerisms," such as "Don't rationalize mediocrity" and "There is no penalty for overachievement.

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