There is a rule bordering on law among Ivy League students that if you get an A+, you worked too hard.
And here’s why:
There is always going to be another test
And if you don’t have anything left in the tank
You’ll burn out
Your performance will suffer
And you might even put yourself at risk
For dropping out.
See if this helps:
When it comes to your prospecting
Try not to think in terms of
Giving it your all
Knocking it out of the park
Or any myriad of overachieving metaphors
Start at the bottom
And ask yourself
What’s the bare minimum I can do?
To complete the task
Feel good about it
And feel a sense of satisfaction
That what you’ve done
Is good enough
P.S. Learning what’s good enough is not “settling” or “lazy.” It’s actually a skill that can take time and patience but might benefit you in ways you’ve yet to imagine.