I used to think that I was the kind of person that went above and beyond, always doing more than the bare minimum.
That was until I had a situation where I found myself doing the bare minimum and I realised that this was not the first time.
I’d fallen into being a bare minimum betty a long time ago. Probably from when I first stared to face challenges in my life. I got into the habit of thinking ‘well I don’t know how to do this so I’ll just do as much as I can and hope it’s enough.’
In many cases I got into the habit of just not trying or giving up quite easily. In some cases I’d just avoid whatever doing the thing I found challenging until the last minute so I couldn’t give more than the minimum effort because I didn’t have the time.
The worst part is, it’s been easy to keep up with because often the bare minimum is just enough.