Every few months my electric company sends out an e-mail telling me how my energy conservation compares to my neighbor’s … and it’s never good news. Anyone who reads my columns knows I’m a competitive person and that I get anxious if I don’t perform well, so when I first received this email, I thought, Gotta get on this! But every month it’s getting worse — this month they say I’m 32 percent worse than everyone else in the neighborhood. I have never done this poorly in a competition.
My neighbors always seem more efficient than me too on these mailings.
Maybe you are working too hard - I can guarantee you are exceeding your neighbors on how much writing, leading your team, communicating with clients and everything else you do to run your business and your career as a writer. That all takes wifi which requires electrical power! Maybe it's time to resort to a manual typewriter and a megaphone!
I so relate to this. I'm not sure I'm competing but I feel like a loser when I get it as well. Like I'm doing something wrong to stay warm.
Very clever to comment on it.