Are you constantly in competition with yourself?

Are you constantly in competition with yourself?

Now I don’t know if that is good or bad, but if you are someone like me who is the self-development junkie, then you might suffer from this same syndrome.

You are constantly thinking of how to do things better, be it at work or in personal life. How could you have done that project differently if you were to do it all over again? How could you probably improve this recipe a little better the next time? How could you shop more productively? Does it sound familiar?

Read the below checklist and tick against the ones you think applies to you. 

  1. You watch the ‘Brightside‘ videos more often than the music videos
  2. You read articles on ‘Medium‘ over browsing on Instagram
  3. You learn from everyone around you irrespective of their age, caste, sex, experience, education
  4. You try to find positivity even in the darkest places.
  5. You beat yourself to death if you do the same mistake twice.
  6. You crave criticism like pregnant women crave chocolate and you find feedback as a blessing in disguise.
  7. You constantly improvise, that’s the only way to get better at a skill right!
  8. You practice what you preach. It’s a sin to say something that you wouldn’t do yourself.
  9. You hate it when people use jazz that they are not even aware of.
  10. You feel suffocated if you find yourself in an unproductive session or a directionless discussion.

Now if you answered ‘Yes’ at-least 7 out of 10 times, you are a self-development junkie. If you answered ‘Yes’ in over 5 instances but less than 7 you are not a junkie yet, you are content with your self and less worrisome with what others have think about you. If you got a score of less than 5, you enjoy life on your terms and you probably don’t care what the world around you does and probably are in self-denial. Not always but might apply to a few.

This was just a fun way of probably knowing oneself better, and the above indicators are by no means any signs of telling you to follow this or not. That is totally up to you and no one else can/should dictate those terms to you. If you are content with who you are, that’s probably the best for you and need not always look for improvement.

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