It’s funny. I think we are all aware of our personal deficiencies. Me? I am critical. Very critical. I drive my family crazy with the “best” way to do things. I am not sure I would call myself a perfectionist, because that would imply that the end result of my obsession would be seemingly perfect. If I had to guess, I would say that coaching and cooking were the key contributors toward this behavior. With cooking, you have to do things quickly and in a certain order to get the food out on-time with great quality. I used to love it and viewed the challenge as winning or losing. Most know, I can’t stand losing. Coaching soccer fostered the same type of drive, logistics and commitment to winning.
With soccer, winning was never good enough. I didn’t enjoy winning as much as I did the journey and when the journey was over – I would go through withdrawal. Seriously, we won state championships at Jesuit and I am certain I did not enjoy it. I was happy for the players. Many would go to college and play, but for me, I questioned “is this it?”
I am not sure how I became this way, but I recognize it and I am working on it.
My blog has been sitting around collecting “dust” for the past few years. I think it is time to start writing about #stuffIlike. I have had it with negative views, negative campaigns, and how easy it is to complain.
My plan is to write about something I like every couple days. I hope the time I devote to thinking/writing/reading about #stuffIlike will provide me with a positive frame of mind. For those that read any of it, I hope you it becomes #stuffYouLike.