A few weeks ago, I was introduced to the concept of summit syndrome.
I learned that it’s something I’ve faced for as long as I can remember.
It happened during my high school and university days. It happened a ton when I worked in financial services. And, on a more personal level, it’s happened in the previous cities that I’ve lived in.
According to Harvard Business Review, summit syndrome is what happens to over-achievers. To people who thrive on challenge.
We enjoy conquering goals, learning and mastering new skills, and surpassing previous performance.
But once we get to the top of those learning curves and feel that we’ve mastered something, we get bored and restless.