Now I’m tearful and afraid of becoming the monster I have just described. The line between the positive and negative consequences of high performance seem so fine and easily broken. At one point in time you are simply focused on doing and becoming the best version of yourself. The next time you notice, you may have gone way beyond the healthy boundary of getting things done (e.g. booking a client for when you are supposedly on holidays – yes, I just did it last week… and I’m going to correct it asap!).