Sure, you’re a committed professional with the best of intentions, a high achiever, a perfectionist and with a personal reputation to uphold. Naturally you work hard, you put in long hours and the extra, because that’s just par for the course, it’s expected. You don’t tolerate anything less than 110% commitment to anything you do.
There’s just one problem.
Not only does this make your work less enjoyable over time (no matter how much you’re
passionate about it), the paradox is it leads to lower productivity, effectiveness and efficacy, and I’m sorry to say this, it makes you a proverbial pain in the backside for your colleagues who are fed up with your irritability, mood swings, worsening negativity and constant litany of complaints about your colleagues, your clients, the economy, the government, parking fines and anything else you’ve turned your attention to.