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The results from a survey of more than 400 employees show that high performers were not only aware that they were giving more at work—they rightly assumed that their managers and co-workers didn’t understand how hard it was for them, and thus felt unhappy about being given more tasks.
Further, in a survey that was completed by more than 100 couples, partners who had greater self-control said they also felt burden and fatigue from being relied on more at home.
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A separate experiment found that not only go-getters get more tasks assigned,—but how much work it would take to get the job done always gets underestimated.
In our personal relationships, we should recognize that just because our high-ability partners can do something for us, doesn’t mean that we should let them.
People ask high self-control people to do more for perfectly logical reasons—because they think that those who successfully demonstrate high (vs. low) self-control will perform better and accomplish more.
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