Thought Provoking The Things You Wish You Were Better At  

Lauren Slocum
10k votes 706 voters 11.6k views 36 items

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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349 64
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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350 65
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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340 68
Not Procrastinating is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Procrastinating

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311 73
Budgeting is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Budgeting

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312 75
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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305 86
Not Overanalyzing Little Thing... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Not Overanalyzing Little Things

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270 70
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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235 89
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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228 87
Socializing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Socializing

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231 89
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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240 101
Making Decisions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Making Decisions

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208 98
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Cooking

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193 91
Remembering Details is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Remembering Details

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217 109
Time Management is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Time Management

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203 103
Public speaking is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Public speaking

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Being Patient is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Being Patient

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Dancing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Dancing

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176 99
Concentrating is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Concentrating

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159 86
Fixing Home Appliances is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Fixing Home Appliances

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166 92
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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115 54
Learning from Mistakes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Learning from Mistakes

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Knowing When to Say No is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Knowing When to Say No

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110 54
Making Friends is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Alaina Hillman added Making Friends

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145 85
Writing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Writing

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156 95
Receiving Compliments is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Receiving Compliments

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126 94
Allotting Time for Hobbies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Allotting Time for Hobbies

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129 103
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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90 72
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Swimming

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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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Carpentry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Carpentry

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Being Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Being Compassionate

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110 106
Talking to People IRL is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
Talking to People IRL

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104 110
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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64 67
Making Love is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Things You Wish You Were Better At
RobLein added Making Love