Friday, June 04, 2010

Competition/Competitiveness (does not)= Bitch

First of all, I just like to use the word "bitch" in a title.
Second, I was/have been a bitch in the past and I'm trying to change my ways.
Third, I'm trying to understand how to be competitive without being a bitch. It's not easy, but one thing I've learned is that when I have little triumphs (first one done with the workout!), I need to celebrate them as much as I wallow in my little defeats (workout kicked my ass!).
The other thing which I continually say here (you're sick of it, I know) is that I need to remember that there will always (always! always! always!) be someone who is better than me, no matter what I'm doing, whether it's lifting weights or running or cooking or writing.
So I just have to get over myself and get on with it.
That, my friends, is what I'm going to do.


Nik said...

Competition is good for some things. It keeps you going, gives you goals. But it's also so dumb. Who cares who wins or rather, I should be as glad if you win, my friend, as I would be if I do. Which is true. Mostly. But what I've noticed too though is that it all comes out in the wash after a while.

Mary Anne Mohanraj said...

For what it's worth, I never thought you were a bitch. Still don't. :-)

Dr. Write said...

Nik, I agree. It all comes out in the wash.
Thanks, Mary Anne! I *am* good at hiding it! :)

Lisa B. said...

I have never learned how to use competitiveness in a way that is particularly helpful to me. (Is this true? I think it is.) So I am interested in that question--how to use it. Because I have competitiveness, I sure do.

I agree with Mary Anne--never saw you as a bitch. Really--never.