19 Secrets Only Overachievers Can Tell You
"How many AP classes did you take?"
You've known the value of academics since a very young age.
Getting into the right college almost killed you.
Your freshman year was a shock because suddenly you weren't the smartest person in the room.
You've learned to adopt a cavalier attitude when someone mentions the SATs, because it KILLS you that there's always someone who did SLIGHTLY better.
Study buddies = secret competitors.
Missing one question makes you die a little inside.
You never know if your professors love you or if they're just annoyed by your enthusiasm.
You have ways of finding out who got the highest score, even if the lecture is 120 people.
You've told someone you thought you failed a quiz when you're actually sure you aced it.
One semester you decided to take more classes than your adviser recommended, and you paid the price.
If you get waitlisted for a course, it shakes you to the core of your being.
"Could my GPA be better if I dropped my second major/minor?" is a question you ask yourself every day.
Even when you're drunk you're still secretly reviewing for a test.
You say you're taking summer classes to "get ahead," but actually you just have THAT MANY requirements.
Your work-life balance is so skewed you don't know how to behave in public anymore.
You aren't dating; you're in a threesome with coursework and extracurriculars.
Finals are the Olympics of your sport, and you're the star athlete.
You apply the overachiever's philosophy to everything in life.
Because you know that at the end of the day your hard work will be rewarded.
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