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In which i explain underachieving

 

As you know, this blog originally started as a means to an end.  What that means is that I had originally planned on writing a book.  Why was I writing a book?  I mean, why not? Everyone else does.

 

It’s kind of funny.  At the beginning of my relationship with Kevin I was so bizarre to be around that Kevin told me he was going to write a book called “Life with Lynn Procton” (that was my Maiden name) and he was going to tell all the crazy ass things that I did and said on a regular basis.

 

Now, I’m not “crazy” in a conventional way.  I mean, I seem to function quite well in my life, but I certainly have an “I don’t give a shit” approach to things.  But I digress.

 

So I was going to write a book entitled “Good enough: The chronicles of an underachiever.”  Of course I came up with the title first, of COURSE I DID!

 

So I couldn’t figure out how to write a book because honestly, I’m not much of a writer, so after begging my kids for help (they rejected me) I started this blog.  It was going to be a means fo putting down my stories.

 

Instead, I’ve gotten way, way off course and now I rarely even tell my stories.  But back to the title.  Boy, I’m all over the place today and I’ve already had two cups of coffee.  Holy shit!

 

So one day I was telling somebody about my book when they informed me that I HAVE achieved things so how could I be an underachiever?  Good point and here’s my answer.

 

You HAVE to achieve something at some point to be an underachiever.  By it’s very nature, an underachiever is someone who doesn’t achieve up to their potential.  So you have to have potential to achieve, see?  If you NEVER achieve anything you’re not an underachiever, you’re really just a sack of shit.

 

Therefore, I HAVE achieved before and I feel certain that I’ll achieve again.  It’s not that I’m not capable of achieving stuff, I just don’t do it very often for whatever reason.  Sometimes its because I’m bored and sometimes it’s because I fail but mostly its just because I don’t try that often.

 

I have to be REALLLY engaged to do something that takes any level of commitment.  That’s one of the reasons that this blog has surprised my family.  Not that it’s anything to write home about but just because of the simple fact that I’m still doing it after almost a year and a half.

 

But the point of this post is for you to learn that to REALLY be an underachiever, you have to prove that you can achieve.  Then you have to ignore your abilities and underperform.  See? It’s not as easy as it sounds is it?

 

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18 Comments

  1. Lori
    February 14, 2012

    So funny. Thanks for explaining the subtle differences between being a sack of shit or just an underachiever. :) Congrats on sticking with the blog for so long!

    • Lynn
      February 14, 2012

      my pleasure

  2. Miss Annie V.
    February 14, 2012

    Hot damn, I think I’ve finally realized what I’ve been doing wrong all these years!!!! That said, I’m not sure how to achieve myself right out of this mess! *sigh* I’m on cup 5 of coffee this morning and now I have cotton mouth… Wait!? That may be a mediocre achievement in its own right! BOOYAH!!!! I totally second the congrats on keeping up with the blog and I shall be first in line to procure aforementioned book, Missy! XO

    • Lynn
      February 14, 2012

      that is a huge achievement. I could NEVER drink that much coffee

      • Miss Annie V.
        February 14, 2012

        Hahahah Yes, I’ll admit that takes some level of testicular fortitude. At least I’m clinging to that, because I actually have REALLY SHITTY short term memory, so I’ll grab the next cup thinking it’s my first. On the bright side, life is pretty entertaining when you fully believe every step you take is your first! :)

  3. Melanie
    February 14, 2012

    All I really needed to read was this: “If you NEVER achieve anything you’re not an underachiever, you’re really just a sack of shit.” Hilarious. I am the embodiment of an underachiever. I live in a lower middle class neighborhood and sit in a cubicle all day surrounded by people who can barely spell. And you know what? I effin’ love it. If not being a brain surgeon puts me in the underachievers category, I revel in it as I get to go home after eight hours of work, and dance around the kitchen in my socks while making dinner.

    • Lynn
      February 14, 2012

      I think achievement or under achieving is basically being capable of doing more…and then NOT doing it.

  4. Name *
    February 14, 2012

    *Whew*
    So relieved I’m not just a sack of shit. ;P. I’m off to achieve something right now.
    Or not.

    • Lynn
      February 14, 2012

      I’m relieved too

  5. Julie
    February 14, 2012

    I want to achieve getting my picture to accompany my comments, but something is askew. I will now wait for my co-worker to return from lunch so she can do it for me.

    • Lynn
      February 14, 2012

      I don’t actually know how to do that either…or stop your comments from being moderated

  6. flobits
    February 14, 2012

    Haven’t we all started a blog so we could write a book one day? :D
    And sooner or later I’ll find a subject for mine, too :)
    Till then, stories on the blog, they are also fun :))
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    • Lynn
      February 14, 2012

      yeah, I’m thinking forget about the book at this point and have moved on to other ideas

  7. Becca
    February 14, 2012

    Life is to try and try again if you want to achieve your goal.. it doesn’t mean your not achiever if
    you failed to your first attempt.

    • Lynn
      February 14, 2012

      oh, it’s not like i tried and failed. I mostly don’t try.

  8. raenze
    February 14, 2012

    Trying can be the key especially when the first one is chanrge for experience..

  9. Shameka Hennagir
    February 14, 2012

    Achieving goals in life with passion and great motivation would be possible.

  10. Ynna
    February 25, 2012

    I don’t believe that you are an under achiever Lynn. We are all achievers in our own way and right. You write so well, and your readers love what you right.
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