It has been said that I am stubborn. I know, shock horror eh?
I have never done things quite the way you should.
I have always rushed everything, aiming for completion over perfection. As a result, I only ever make 2nd place in what I do.
I hate 2nd place. Close enough to have nearly been the best.
As a child I ran everywhere.
I can’t sit without fidgeting.
I struggle to keep focussed for even the most interesting films at the cinema.
I can’t do just 1 thing at a time. I watch 2 channels on TV at the same time when I’m on my own.
In exams, I would always finish before the end of the time. This was great at University where you could leave as soon as you finished, but also meant that I never got the best mark I could. But then again, I don’t know how to take more time…
If I enter competitions that are based on skill at something, I never win.
I leave everything to the last minute. I do my best work with a deadline looming. In fact, without a real deadline, I do nothing.
When I run, I don’t do interval work. I know it is better for burning calories. I know it is better for building stamina for longer distances. But I don’t do it. I just keep plodding on. Because I know if I stop I won’t want to start again.
People have said, if I would just take more time I would be great.
But that’s not how I function.
I do things my way even though that’s often wrong.
So I accept that I am just ok. I am not the best at anything. Somehow, despite this, I do pretty well for myself. And I’m still going…somehow…
But just as a tip, I am not a good person to copy, or learn from or even be inspired by. Because I just do things my way…