I'm losing my competitiveness

<p>When I was in high school, my primary goal was to do better in school than everybody else. Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't. But now, a year after graduating, I do not seem to care how my grades are anymore. I still want to get good grades, but I don't put in the extra effort that I did in high school and I don't drive myself crazy when I make silly mistakes in college. The material I have learned so far in college seems so trivial. I would much rather read all day than go to class that seems to repeat what I already know. Where did my competitive fire go? I still plan on going to an elite law school in at least four years, but I don't appear to want to do so well anymore. Could it be my easy, boring classes, a less structured environment, that I am calming down, or that maybe all the things I used to want I never actually wanted? Does anybody feel less academically conscious as a freshman?</p>

<p>I feel much more academically conscious now that I'm in college. I don't want to just stop after undergrad- the only careers I can see myself in far in the future require an advanced History degree. </p>

<p>I've gotten a lot more competitive. It's not enough to get an A anymore. It's now about getting a higher A than anybody else in the class. If you really want to go to a prestigious law school, getting "good grades" might not be enough (unless good = As). B's might just not cut it.</p>

<p>Eh I was never academically competitive in high school. In college I've had "competition" with a couple friends but I never really cared... for the most part it's more a personal competition and it started after the semester I got straight As/A-s... felt very good! I don't give a damn what grades everyone else gets.</p>

<p>I'm probably the least competitive student there is. I always have been. I see no reason why I need to have the highest A or whatever. If someone does better than me, I'm happy for them, not jealous, unless I did badly on something important.</p>