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I Always Feel Not Good Enough

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    If I Could Cancel Every Appointment For The Next Month, Still Nothing Would Get Done

    I'm NEVER good enough for anyone. Whether they think so or I do I don't care but all I want is to feel like I'm succeeding in SOMETHING. It's not like I'm terrible at everything, I'm good at some things. But good isn't good enough. My grades are good, but they could he better...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    APPROVAL NEEDED! I don't know what it is

    or why I always feel I'm not good enough, but I think it has something to do with having a disability. The reason for this is because people look down on me and label me "more weakly and a loser" than them so I then feel this label and look up to these people because apparently...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Getting To Feeling Like I Am Good Enough Wasn't Easy

    I used to feel so ashamed of just being alive and so intense was my fear of saying something that was not good enough for someone to hear what I had to say that I started getting panic attacks. Maybe my family had something to do with it but I don't know if it was just me, you...
    invisiblyreal invisiblyreal 18-21, F Apr 7, 2012

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    Never Enough

    I'm constantly comparing my bodies to others, and it kills me inside because it makes me feel to ugly/fat/gross/not normal I know that i'm not that i'm not completely any of those things... but i can't help but become completley overtaken with depression and hoplesssness every...
    alexeprincess alexeprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7, 2011

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    deviness deviness 13-15, F Apr 23

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    I feel as if I'm not good enough

    for anyone and never will be and it's a **** feeling.
    abbie90 abbie90 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I get almost straight A's in honors classes

    and I don't do drugs but I always feel like my parents are dissapointed in me
    macstman macstman 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    I really...I don't even know how to explain

    this. I just want to be enough for him...
    paintedblue paintedblue 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    I always seem to come second.

    I never get the guys I like (or any guy for that matter) or the jobs I want. I recently attended a job interview, and the next day they called me said I interviewed really well and they were so impressed with me, but I was unsuccessful. When I asked for some feedback for...
    angela81 angela81 31-35, F Jan 30

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    My Shadow

    I have NEVER felt as though I were good enough. I'm sure it's the product of being treated that way - parents who expected perfection, didn't tollerate mistakes - whatever. Regardless of where it comes from it surely has followed me around, and affected every aspect of my life. I...
    sophrai sophrai 61-65, M Feb 15, 2011

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    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Not good enough!

    I give everyone my time, effort, help and everything they need or want but its never good enough… I always think I'm not good enough now especially when people just leave me! I try my best and give it my all to stay with everyone and keep in contact but people just up and leave...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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    I feel like I can't ever get anyone

    because of the way I look or act. I'm self conscious about myself at times. I feel like I am overweight (170 lbs) and I feel ugly on the outside. I look at myself everyday in the mirror just looking at my flaws and looking past my best features. I feel like I'm not good enough...
    KenKitty KenKitty 16-17, F Aug 24

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    Ms Nobody

    i've felt not good enough all my life and it's worse now i'm older.i feel like such a nonentity,there's nothing about me that stands out and i don't have any noticeable talent for anything.i'm not outgoing,not pretty and not clever.i'm also hopeless at all the things women are...
    purpleperil1 purpleperil1 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Yesterday evening. Mask ball.

    People were fun and were dancing but i was just sitting there, doing nothing. I was afraid of inviting anyone to dance. Felt i am not a good enough dancer... Not good looking enough... Not in the right mood... Only dance i got was when a nice girl invited me to a group folk...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Sep 20

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    Ugh! The most unappreciated feeling in the

    world is 'FEELING NOT GOOD ENOUGH.' Lately, I been feeling like if I am alone. Feels like everything I try doing is wrong. I never do what's right. Or, even if I think is right is wrong. Maybe, I just deserve to be alone. && its funny how they always say the most loveable caring...
    Jaiyy Jaiyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I've never been good enough

    for anybody. When my disabled parents asked me to take care of them, nothing was enough. When I worked hard in school, the homework I passed in was never enough. Nothing has ever been enough. At my first job, I'm constantly downed due to a boss who just plain doesn't like me...
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F Jun 26

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    So Frustrated.....

    The last three years of my life have been the worst years of my life! I got married two years ago and see that was the worse thing I could have done he is verbaly abusive to me he puts me down and makes me feel worthless and not good enough for him.He says he was treated the same...
    doigivup66 doigivup66 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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    Me, Too!

    I think I spend more mental energy comparing myself to other people than I do on anything else. I hate that I am so petty and jealous of my friends that have more money than I do. Or are thinner than I am. Or prettier. Or seem to be happier than I am. I don't want to invite...
    chelle523 chelle523 41-45, F Oct 1, 2008

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    Yes....

    I never feel I am good enough for my mother. I feel like she has all these expectations and ideals for me such as thinking I should be on the way to settling down, possibly thinking about kids and in a teaching job. I have started to feel angry at her as she should love and...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jun 15, 2011

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    Do I look fine with out makeup!

    Left is me without makeup , right is me with makeup. Be completely honest with me. Thanks.
    zebrastripes00 zebrastripes00 13-15, F 1 Response May 30

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    I've spent most of my life being a strong

    independent person, overcoming all the crap thrown my way.... But there's always been this devil on my shoulder saying I'm not good enough. Which is why to others... I've always been this strong in dependant person. It's just the battle within myself leaking out over life
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I always feel not good enough.

    Nobody likes me, not even my parents want to see me. I have really bad trust issues and the small number of boyfriends I've had, all left me. They were bad break ups. One of them told me he loved me, but I found out, he lied and broke up with me because I wouldn't sleep with him...
    ThePastRiddlesMyMind ThePastRiddlesMyMind 16-17, F 3 Responses May 24

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    Living In A Love With A Broken Heart.

    She claims she loves me she hates my honesty about our love. She claims she is sorry then does it again. There is no betrayal but she hurts physically and emotionally. I surrender all my money my energy to her. Only to recieve scolding and abuse. She takes my love for granted it...
    draganaeros draganaeros 22-25, M Jan 30, 2013

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    My Name Is Mike.

    My Name Is Mike. Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:45AM My name is Mike. As I'm writing this, I’m just two months away from turning 32 years old. The idea to write this book has been on my mind for a few years now. I always wanted to share my observations as a fat man in a...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M Dec 3, 2011

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    Even Though Everyone Else Has Grown, I Still Feel Small

    I used to think I was just a normal kid,  a normal smart kid if that makes sense. That means I've been in classes with many of the same kids for years. I thought it was fine to only take one or two AP/IB classes a year since I didn't want to overstress and try and have more of a...
    ForestTea ForestTea 18-21, F Apr 24, 2012

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    I Will Never Be Good Enough To Anybody. Ever.

    I am NEVER EVER gonna make my parents proud. My dad left me, now he wants me back, but for what? He lives in australia! I live in AMERICA. My stepdad is amazing, but he has 3 sons and a daughter. My mom has 2 daughters (me and my sis) like 31,30, 20 something, 14 and 18. I'm just...
    BlahBlahUNICORNS BlahBlahUNICORNS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    Never Good Enough

    I was feeling good, but Ive fallen again. im worse. i feel so ugly and dead and i just want to give up. i say How much i want to be a mother, but How can i be a mother when im like this!? I cant. Why even try anymore? Why am i here? God put me here for a reason...Why!? Whats the...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Last week I had to go to my local home

    improvement store. I usually go in the middle of the day to avoid any semblance of a crowd. Thus I had the place mostly to myself - except a few hardy contractors. I went to the sole clerk, who had no line. I avoid those automatic check outs because I invariably mess up and need...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F Nov 9

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    I feel like im not good enough.

    I always feel like im the outsider. Sure, im the "comedian" in my littel "clique" but it does not feel right. I feel like i dont belong there. Like i feel like i prefer being alone and i like sometimes.
    fabiola214 fabiola214 13-15, F Nov 3

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    Im Not Good Enough I Guess

    i always feel like im never up to standards of others...but even when i give all of myself and try to be the best person to someone possible, i end up getting crapped on..grr...
    Br0kenAngel Br0kenAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    Tends To Creep Up

    I tend to look down on myself as life continues (seems, at least) to let me down. I can't say it is horrible, just wish it was better. I have been starting to get a bit more condifence in myself and it seems to be going well. It isn't moving quickly, though, and that can seem...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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    Just Insecure

    i can't say i'm not confident. i do think i'm pretty and i do realise i'm not actually fat. BUT everytime i see boys looking at my friends and liking them, i feel rubbish. i immediately feel like i'm just a shadow and my friend is prettier. although, realistically, i think i am...
    romka romka 18-21 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Why Can't Just Being Me Be Enough?

    Feeling alone,don't know what to do,all I can think about is how to be cool,but that's so cliche,that's not the kind of person I wanna be,because I just wanna be me,but just being me doesn't seem to cut it in this world,and I'm getting kinda lonely,yeah call me desperate,but if...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    I just feel like people tend to see

    that there's better out there. I see it happen too often. I've had to try and not rely on people TOO much so I do okay if/when that happens.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Jul 17

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    How Do I Prove I'm Good Enough When I Don't Even Believe That I Am?

    Never in my life,has someone told me that what I do is good enough,my parents always told me that every year will get harder,and that I need to put more effort into my work,I don't have many friends,everyone thinks I'm some sort of weird nerdy outcast,no one understands,in their...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed 16-17, F Jan 23, 2011

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    My Name Is Mike.

    My Name Is Mike. Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:45AM My name is Mike. As I'm writing this, I’m just two months away from turning 32 years old. The idea to write this book has been on my mind for a few years now. I always wanted to share my observations as a fat man in a...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    I wasn't good enough for my ex, i really cared for them but things they did hurt me.. They weren't faithful they flirted with others and couldn't let go of a lady lover. I feel...
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    I spent my childhood watching my mom try to be good enough for my dad. Then I got married and spent 15 years listening to my ex telling me how I'm not good enough. I finally got...
    superwholockimom superwholockimom 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    I always have this thought pacing though my mind. I always think that there is someone who is better than me and will treat that person better then i could ever do. Im just ever...
    PeaceAndLove1 PeaceAndLove1 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I just hope that one day I meet the love of my life and that he will understand me and that will cherish me even in the bad times. I will always accept him and I hope he will...
    ZaquoyaTinsley ZaquoyaTinsley 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I always feel like no one thinks I'm good enough, and I try not to agree with them When I see so many people that seem better than me
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M Oct 31

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    Actually not good enough or I v been surrounded by those who think I m not good enough, or it's me who doesn't think I m good enough. All 3 possibilities are possible I dislike...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    I feel like i am never good enough for my family, im always such a disappointment
    loveyourselfalways loveyourselfalways 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I know I'm not perfect, so I try to make up for my imperfections with other things, like putting myself second, so that the people I love and care about will feel like I'm still...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I know im not good enough. I do try to give 100% but lucky if I get anywhere. idk
    realeo realeo 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I don't believe I'm attractive I need felt good enough for the people around me or my ex.. I feel like I'll never be good enough I compare myself to girls and wish I could change...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    my mother keeps saying i'm not good enough. she gets angry with me easily and keeps me in my room cleaning things i can't even see wrong. It hurts to feel like i will never make...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago