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The Things You Wish You Were Better At

Updated June 25, 2021 11.7k votes 1.0k voters 25.7k views36 items

List RulesThese 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 Habits

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    410
    70

    Coping With Stress

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    415
    73

    Coping With Anxiety

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    419
    80

    Not Procrastinating

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    356
    78

    Maintaining A Workout Regimen

  • 6
    355
    81

    Budgeting

  • 7
    313
    85

    Being Comfortable In Your Own Skin

  • 8
    334
    103

    Not Overanalyzing Little Things

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    297
    87

    Maintaining Healthy Relationships

  • 10
    285
    91

    Socializing

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    266
    99

    Standing Up For Yourself

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    252
    102

    Communicating Your Feelings

  • 13
    260
    108

    Making Decisions

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    186
    68

    Being Patient

  • 15
    241
    108

    Time Management

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    225
    101

    Remembering Details

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    172
    71
  • 18
    202
    99

    Concentrating

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    187
    89

    Fixing Home Appliances

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    222
    115

    Public Speaking

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    220
    114

    Cooking

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    160
    74
  • 23
    209
    116

    Dancing

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    185
    99

    Understanding Social Cues

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    191
    108

    Knowing When To Say No