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I Am Ambitious But I Lack Motivation

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    I Need the Fire Back!

    I'm at the point in my life where I am more intelligent, co-ordinated, and creative than I have ever been in my life, but I don't seem to have any drive left. I lost the eye of the tiger, so to speak. The last year I've been going though a bit of a tough time. I live in BC...
    WorldofDreams WorldofDreams 26-30, M Sep 3, 2009

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    Exactly!

    I've been looking for a group like this for a long time. This is my exact situation! I want a lot out of life but my extreme obstacles induce my laziness. I want to be that go-getter who has it all but I want to just chill, too. With such a conflicting nature, things seem...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    Some Insight

    I've recently joined this group and I'm currently struggling with the conflict it presents. However I have recently had a stroke of insight that may prove beneficial or stimulating to those who may be interested in reading this story. I feel that the main obstacle in making...
    OkudenConstruct OkudenConstruct 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2009

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    No Motivation

    I'm 26, male, construction worker, newly married. There are so many things I want to accomplish but I usually just end up sitting around all day after work or opting out of doing my own stuff by visiting family or friends. I can't seem to figure out how to initiate anything I...
    OkudenConstruct OkudenConstruct 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2009

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    Fed Up At Work

    I am always kind to people. Best friends or strangers. I started a new job a few months ago, one day I turned up to work and her the supervisors and another member of staff talking about me. It does not bother me what was said. It is the fact I have to work with these people. I...
    ruby92tom ruby92tom 22-25 Nov 4, 2013

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    I Try And I Get Nowhere

    i try to be a good person, i try to make friends, i try to make things better but all that happens is nothing, or i make things worse. i just hate it how things work like that, especially when i put effort into something. for example when i try to make friends, i never really...
    jonnyronny jonnyronny 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2010

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    I'm Scared I Guess?

    Scared is the stereotypical answer. But the truth is, I like WISHING for the moon. I've never wanted to catch it. Cm
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    No Motivation To Write Resume/cover Letter

    I am not happy with my life and I really wish it was better. I know that if I were to get a full time job, my life would improve in numerous ways. I would help myself and I would also help others. But with all that, I havent started to write my resume and cover letter. I am so...
    iBunny iBunny 26-30 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I was at a local fair today and I see an older brother, probably 10, dragging his unruly brother, maybe 6, to his dad because he was misbehaving. The dad, who was talking to a...
    Emergingsoul Emergingsoul 36-40, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    yup! they are jus blisters n most ppl have one form or another. they lay dormant in your immune system. so, most ppl don't know they even have em, until one day the fall ill and...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 3 hrs ago

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    For the most part I feel like I am a pretty good person but I am by no means perfect. I make just as many mistakes as anyone else and probably even more than most people. I am...
    chloehenderson chloehenderson 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I love lick tickling belly buttons. Especially deep innies. Or outies :)
    QuincePapi QuincePapi 22-25, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    a message i sent to a girl that is having despair and wanting to die:: "no, sweetie, i don't judge you. i understand it's probably just become an obsession to ease your pain or...
    amazedbygrace amazedbygrace 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    i only fell asleep a few hours ago. but guess who have l had to wake up with a migraine? yep that would be me! so yeah medicine and trying to go back to sleep for me. i think my...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    now not to say i would like to do it wit a boy but i first pick would be a girl or a woman that would like girls my age
    maryroseone1 maryroseone1 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I love giving my girl attention, I want her feeling special. She's an amazing girl, I now she ain't perfect but the way I feel for her all that don't matter. I'm an over emotional...
    Pudgylp Pudgylp 16-17, M 20 hrs ago

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    I need motivation to move my ***, to clear that pile of rubbish, to exercise more, to work on little projects I've thought of doing and many more. I would think reading and sharing...
    HappieStinger HappieStinger 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    What the hell do I do? My parents are both unreliable, and are putting me in a bad position. I lived with my father up until 8 months ago, as he was abusive, pulling me around my...
    Emigirl7 Emigirl7 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I have no motivation to do anything. I used to have goals and ideas I wanted to pursue. Now, it all feels fruitless. I know that I have had issues with depression my whole life...
    curiouscallipso curiouscallipso 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    i miss my ex gf, we broken up 2 weeks ago bc of my trust issue. i hate myself for being like this but it isnt my fault for having these problems. in my past i gotten so badly hurt...
    LONELYGUY95 LONELYGUY95 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I've only been trying to conceive for 4 months now, but feel alone during my journey. I entered into a marriage with a man who has a child from a previous relationship, and is a...
    brodriguez7 brodriguez7 31-35 3 days ago

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    I do but I think it's very wrong! To win something nicely you have to be patient. Just be patient and it's yours for sure! Some changes need to be brought in life :)
    slowdrifting1 slowdrifting1 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I hate my mental health (or rather, lack thereof) for not allowing me to go vegan. I really wish I could, ah.
    Agenderra Agenderra 13-15 4 days ago

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    Every relationship I've been in has been toxic and unhealthy and I think I've finally figured out why... I am not picky enough. Before you get all crazy on me, hear me out. In the...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Big decision to make and I need some advice. So allow me first to give you some background. I first met my wife not too long after a really bad heartbreaking relationship where I...
    TiredDaddy TiredDaddy 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Big decision to make and I need some advice. So allow me first to give you some background. I first met my wife not too long after a really bad heartbreaking relationship where I...
    TiredDaddy TiredDaddy 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I met some neighbors today who were out grilling. They were offering everyone food so that they could get to know the neighborhood better. It was nice. I missed that. It's just...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hi my name is Valarie Montoya and I have a big butt. In fact, I have the largest butt in my entire school (including teachers). At my school I'm known as the "popular" kid and the...
    ValarieMontoya ValarieMontoya 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi my name is Valarie Montoya and I have a big butt. In fact, I have the largest butt in my entire school (including teachers). At my school I'm known as the "popular" kid and the...
    ValarieMontoya ValarieMontoya 13-15, F a week ago

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    When you try to do right by people and yourself the evil always get in the way. Its crazy how people like to stay the way they are and dont want to change. I sit and wonder how is...
    ladylare ladylare 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    How should I respond to my boyfriends mom? Here is the story of what is going on. My boyfriend has learning disabilities(reading,writing,) but he can function. He can hold a...
    AtadbitLost AtadbitLost 22-25, F Aug 20

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    Sometimes I sing at work when I'm alone. I've realized that others can actually hear me, but they are wonderful and only give me light-hearted grief for my lack of skills. In the...
    daniol daniol 46-50, M Aug 20

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    Only just found this website, amazing! I had this fascination when I was growing up about older, masculine looking women. I didn't know at the time they were called butch. I have...
    easyfriday5 easyfriday5 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I joined EP almost 2 months ago now and boy a lot has not happened since joining. The first thing I did after joining was wrote a post about my marriage. I am another person in...
    Paul47C Paul47C 46-50, M Aug 15

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    I just recently achieved the goal of telling myself I don't have a horrible body. Not good but not horrible. Baby Steps
    RandomGirl1003 RandomGirl1003 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I don't know why I am I being stupid. I know I am demanding a lot from God and I shouldn't do this but there is something about him that makes me want to talk to him. He is one in...
    Anisha79 Anisha79 18-21, F Aug 14

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    You know how people say "You look like you've just lost your best friend?" Well, I have. I mean, he's not dead or anything, thank goodness. He's just lost to me. For most of our...
    GraceDracul GraceDracul 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 14

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    This person is kind to everyone, beautiful, and hardworking. I've known her only through work for half a year, but I've slowly grown to admire her more, day by day. She treats...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Upworthy.com is a wonderful place to find motivation
    sh4274 sh4274 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I feel as though I have been lacking drive lately, Maybe it's because I am just trying to enjoy my summer or I am going through a creative slump. If anyone has any recommendations...
    FilmNut94 FilmNut94 18-21, M Aug 13

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