Dear Carol: I need to be the best at everything
I feel the need to be the best at everything I do. I can’t stand people who don’t take school or sports seriously. It stresses me out, but how do I fix this?
Dear Best of the Best,
It’s stressful to aim for perfection and to think less of those who do things at their own pace. Summer is a good time to learn to enjoy life – not just conquer it. Decide what you want to excel in rather than pushing to be the best in every single activity.
Maybe you love to win at tennis. Fine. Work on your serves. But when you go bowling or play Monopoly, relax and enjoy. As long as you have fun, you’re always a winner!