own worst critic

Happy But Not Satisfied

By | Behavior Change, bootcamps, Mindset, Uncategorized

Hi everyone this post is from Angie, one of Dustin’s blog contributors.

So, I’ve been thinking about the saying “happy but not satisfied”. Like Crystal, see how she climbed 2,109 steps!,  I set a goal and achieved it this past weekend. I earned my next degree of blackbelt. I had tons of help along the way. Dustin’s Bootcamp classes helped me keep up with kids half my age. Before Bootcamp I would have been tired after the warm-up! I received lots of encouragement from family, friends, instructors and classmates at the test, and when it was over, I had achieved my goal.  Hugs, high fives and compliments ensued. Was I proud of myself? Sure. Was I aware of every mistake I made and everything that I could have done just a little bit better? Oh yeah.

I am my own worst critic. I bet you can say the same thing. For me, self-criticism is often a positive thing. It is a natural part of the pursuit of excellence. It drives me to grow, get better at things, and avoid repeating mistakes. It also makes me crazy! On test day I could have responded to every kind word with “thank you, but…I lost my balance on that, I didn‘t do that as fast as I should have etc…” Read More