I'm an extremely competitive person.
It's gotten to the point that often, if I know I'll lose, I won't even try something...
and literally everything is a competition.
Most of the time people don't even know that I'm competing with them.
Then I just feel awkward and embarrassed when I "lose."
Which it's impossible to lose because not everything is actually a competition.
Does this even make sense?
Here's the deal.
Having more shoes than other people is a competition to me.
So is having more clothes.
So when my roommate got a package of new stuff she bought from Forever 21 today I was super grumpy.
she lets me borrow her clothes.
I just like to be better at everything.
And I've noticed that ever since I became this way, I've been much grumpier and colder to people.
How often do we get so carried away with trying to be the best that we don't remember to enjoy things?
Here's an example of someone who decided to compete rather than enjoy what he had.
He forgot to enjoy what he had because he decided to go to a team where he knew he'd get much further. not cool.
Because of this he sacrificed the support and respect of a ton people.
The moral of the story is:
Don't make everything a competition to get ahead. Compete when it's right, but spend the rest of your time enjoying what you have before it's gone.