Still Keeping Score...
For a long time, I kept score - counting the number of things I’d achieved versus those of my various peers and comparing the number of things I had to the number of things I had before.
All that counting never made me happy though. Not really. So I consciously reduced the amount of counting and comparing I did; small things at first and later the big stuff, and although I might slip from time to time, I know I’m much happier as a result.
There are still some things I like to count though - people helped, smiles given, positive conversations had - and if I’m honest, I’d always like those numbers to be a little higher….