Today’s post asks for my top three worst traits.
1) Optimism. I get caught in optimism all the time. I love being optimistic, but it comes back to bite me in the butt way too often. For instance, I presented a suggestion to my department at work this morning that is so optimistic. It is smart. It will work. But since I am leaving, I am bound to be disappointed about what the people above us will decide. But I must move on.
2) Improvement Starvation. I starve to improve–myself, the ones around me, the situations around me, the programs around me… anything. I want things to be better wherever I am. I can sometimes have trouble enjoying the awesomeness that exists. For instance, I am so desirous to improve my photography skills that I scour the net for ideas and suggestions. I will never think I’m good enough.
3) Change-hater. Even when I seek out change, I don’t always enjoy it. I am always so very anxious about change. For instance, I will start a new job this coming fall. I’m excited, but I’m anxious at the same time. New people? Will I like them? Will they like me? “What ifs” abound in my head.
What about you? What traits of yours bit you in the butt most often?