…But a lot can drive you insane.
It’s true. Competition is what makes a lot of people work harder and faster. It is what makes children want to be good at sport at school.
So, I am possibly one of the most competitive people I know. I always need to win, be the best, be doing the best, you get the idea.
Now a little competition is good for people. It keeps you on your toes, pushes you in the right direction and keeps you focused.
Being too competitive can drive you absolutely insane. It can, if you let it, take over your life.
One of my good friends works in the same company as me, and we used to work in the same office a few years ago. She is even more competitive than me. You can imagine at team days where games are involved, and us two turn up….there is going to be trouble (good trouble, the fun kind though).
We were the ones where if we wanted to play a game, people would say no. They didn’t want to be involved in our banter and competitive natures.
So this sort of competition you could say was sort of acceptable.
The unhealthy competition, the type that I show signs of are when you strive to be the best and have the best. The problem is, you may wonder who I am in competition with? Well, here is the thing. I think it is myself.
I under no circumstances believe I should be given the best by the way. Hubby and I work incredibly hard, and I work tirelessly to keep the house spotless. I ensure that little man has everything he could possibly want (within reason….I do not want him to be spoilt, but that is another topic) and it is exhausting.
I wrote a post recently (Find it here) about what is next for me. I read it back, and I already show that I am impatient. I wonder how I am going to cope with starting from the bottom and working my way up, when I am in competition with myself.
I am divided on this subject. A bit of competition is necessary when you want to do something new and start a new career. Too much competition can push you to your limit.
So, it probably isn’t necessary to try and beat your time of cleaning the kitchen floor on a daily basis is it? – Told you, I’m insane.
I will ensure that I stick to the healthy limit and understand that things take time; that everyone and everything is different.
Everything happens for a reason, and if it is meant to be, then it will be – bottom line.
Are you competitive in your daily life? Do you know the right balance?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO