We live in a hyper-competitive society where it is difficult to find a balance between personal life and work. People’s professional aspirations, combined with the fear of falling behind, lead many to overwork. However, although seeming counter-intuitive, overworking tends to generate the opposite of the desired results. I have called this phenomenon Performance Compulsion Syndrome. When people suffer from this syndrome, their lives become consumed by a series of overwhelming obligations with little personal or professional gain.