Being a hyper-competitive, has-to-be-the-best kind of person can really kill you.
If you pride yourself on always winning, you’ll gravitate towards things you know you can crush. Over time, that will build some pretty steep walls around your comfort zone.
Once you get really good at something, you get used to that feeling of easy victory. You get bored and lose motivation, but you also fear not being as good as you’re used to. So you end up trapped.
Make your personality traits work for you. If you have to be the best, make yourself the best at trying new things and failing. Be the best failure in the world.
Define yourself by how often and how far you step out of your comfort zone. Make that the competition. Don’t let your trophies become a ball and chain.