BY Tina Fey
One of the reasons why quiet achievers are, well, achievers is because they can resist this fear and instead try to think a bit more critically before they commit to something.
They only have so much energy to spare, and they’d rather spend it getting things done instead of wasting it trying to “get along” with their coworkers.
It’s a matter of fact that the people who are least capable are way too confident of themselves, while those who actually know what they’re doing doubt themselves the most.
They take great pains to make sure everything they do is done properly and will even check again and again what they have already finished just to make sure they haven’t missed anything.
When they get called out for making an error, they will take that as an opportunity to step back and reassess the situation.
Quiet achievers are humans, too! But what sets them apart is that they celebrate their victories quietly and privately.
Quiet achievers understand that learning is a life-long journey and just because they’ve been doing the same thing for 10 years or have hit the ripe age of 40 that they have known it all.
They simply take what praise they might get and not ask for any more.
Thankfully it’s not that big of a problem—observant bosses will notice their work ethic and word will spread anyways if they really are that good at what they do.
They would take the time to relax and have it easy, but they make sure they limit their time relaxing so that they don’t get lost in the easy street.