Thought Provoking The Things You Wish You Were Better At  

Lauren Slocum
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List Rules These should be things that humans can actually do, not superpowers.

We all have those people in our lives who seem like they're good at just about everything. They make friends easily, have successful careers, and excelling in all physical activity comes just as easily as baking an eclair for the first time. But the truth is, everyone has opportunity for self-improvement, and understanding where you need to improve is the first and most critical step of getting better at anything. If you're looking for things to improve about yourself and deciding to be better, this list outlines some of the most common challenges among your peers.

If you're looking for ways to improve yourself, you can start by looking at the relationships in your life. Do you have positive relationships with your family and your coworkers? Do you have long-lasting friendships or are you consistently having "falling outs" with people you're close with? Relationships are great indicators of where you stand emotionally and mentally - maybe you need to learn how to cope with your stress in a healthier manner or maybe you need to learn how to communicate better? 

Reflecting on your psychological well-being is a healthy and crucial way to gain perspective and create goals in your life. But not all areas of self-improvement have to involve deep-rooted emotional issues. Are you neglecting your hobbies to watch TV? Have you been avoiding the gym because you're tired after work? Many of the areas that could use improvement in our lives are based simply on desires and goals we've yet to accomplish. 

What are things you wish you were better at? If you don't see them listed here, join the conversation and add the things you strive towards getting better at. Vote up the things you wish you were better at and feel free to rerank this list based on your own personal experiences!

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Refraining from Unhealthy Habi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Refraining from Unhealthy Habits

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299 56
Coping with Stress is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Stress

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300 58
Coping with Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Coping with Anxiety

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Not Procrastinating is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Procrastinating

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Not Overanalyzing Little Thing... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Overanalyzing Little Things

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Maintaining a Workout Regimen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining a Workout Regimen

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261 68
Budgeting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Budgeting

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Maintaining Healthy Relationsh... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Maintaining Healthy Relationships

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Being Comfortable in Your Own ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin

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207 80
Communicating Your Feelings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Communicating Your Feelings

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Socializing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Socializing

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200 80
Standing Up for Yourself is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Standing Up for Yourself

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214 90
Making Decisions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Making Decisions

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Cooking is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Cooking

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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Time Management is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Time Management

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Public speaking is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Public speaking

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Remembering Details is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Remembering Details

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Dancing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Dancing

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98 43
Being Patient is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Being Patient

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153 90
Concentrating is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Concentrating

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Learning from Mistakes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Learning from Mistakes

Black Panther Movie Quotes

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Understanding Social Cues is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Understanding Social Cues

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Fixing Home Appliances is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Fixing Home Appliances

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139 85
Receiving Compliments is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Receiving Compliments

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Knowing When to Say No is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Knowing When to Say No

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Making Friends is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Alaina Hillman added Making Friends

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Writing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Writing

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Swimming

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Singing in a Wide Vocal Range is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Singing in a Wide Vocal Range

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Allotting Time for Hobbies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Allotting Time for Hobbies

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Sports is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Sports

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Talking to People IRL is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Talking to People IRL

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Carpentry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Carpentry

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Being Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Being Compassionate

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Driving in Big Cities is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Driving in Big Cities

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Making Love is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Making Love