Are You Really Crushing It?
If you are like me you are pretty competitive. Okay maybe really competitive at times. That’s a good thing right?
Like many people I am trying to get a few things done. Since I sit at a desk in a cubicle for my day job. I bought a FitBit Surge to improve my health. Replacing the FitBit Flex I had been using so I could better track my 10,000 steps. Crushing it right.. wrong! I am in a Facebook group where some people treat the 10,000 steps as a starting point.
I set a blogging goal for myself, even committed to my readers (you can see here). Although I control my own destiny I failed. Instead of blogging three times a week, I currently average about two a week, that’s not crushing it. Sure my stats have improved with my consistency. Compared to other bloggers it is just a drop on the edge of the bucket. See not even enough to make a ripple.. so not yet crushing it.
Then there is school, yes I am in my eh hem forties and in school. Finishing what many of my friends and colleagues did a long time ago. I will graduate this May (God willing). Did I crush it? .. nope.
I mean sure I have been on the dean’s list and president’s list every term since I went back. Sure I will finally have my degree after many years of blood sweat and a lot of tears. I struggled. I battled demons of being a failure and not measuring up along the way. But in no way shape or form was I crushing it.
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You see we all set high expectations for ourselves. We talk a good game and try our best to win. As with much of life there always will be someone else that does better. But you see that is okay. Without competition we would not work as hard. If everything was easy we would not learn humility. If everyone was crushing it, why would we compete?
I accept my 10,000 steps, my infrequent blog posts, and my grades as a badge of honor. I walk more than I would without my goals. I write more than I did a year ago. And I am about to graduate with a degree I started over twenty years ago.. so yeah I guess I am crushing it.. are you?