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I Am Ambitious But I Lack Motivation

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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 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    since hes passed, ive gained ambition and lack motivation.. my brain is antsy like lets do this, lets do that..but my body isnt moving.. its stuck.. anyone ever been in this...
    SelinaKyle1 SelinaKyle1 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I'm always wanting to do something great with my life but to be honest I'm to lazy , I'd rather lye at home and feed my face with chips and chocolate. I've always wanted to help...
    samshaw69 samshaw69 16-17, M Jan 6

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    Been inspired by SelinaKyle1 here. I need support systems to keep me on track till I pass the 30days to develope a habit. I am a creative type that is great at envisioning , lousy...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I need motivation to clean my house, I hate cleaning and after a loooooong day/night at work I just don't want to continue to work when I come home. my house looks yucky and I...
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Yeah I literally did nothing but sit on my phone and sleep today. Didn't feel like doing anything. I hate being lazy, but today was just one of those days 😝
    briiiiidgeeeeeet briiiiidgeeeeeet 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    My life has been lost for the past 2.5 weeks... lack of motivation with no cleaning, cooking, or anything productive. I feel like i can honestly say my lack of motivation for life...
    lonelysoul1088 lonelysoul1088 26-30, M Jan 5

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    I have absolutely no motivation to do much of anything. No motivation to clean my house (though it's not like an episode of Hoarders or anything), no motivation to exercise, etc...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    before I was put on lexapro I had a lot of ambition and motivation. It made me depressed and I lost my motivation. I feel like I am never going to get anything done. Once I start...
    Artist156 Artist156 16-17, F Jan 11

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    I have lost my motivation. I can't exercise and have diet plan. It's boring and not fun at all. I need to lose weight! I have health issues.
    manotham manotham 13-15, F Dec 27, 2014

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    Motivation comes from myself, when people try to motivate me, I feel more discouraged/pressured into doing something, and then I lose passion for it in all aspects. My brain is odd...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F Jan 4

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    I'm trying really hard to let go of my ex. I told myself that I would be able to get him back, tell myself that life has its ups and downs but I will not give up even when it...
    grace97eun grace97eun 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    When I first joined here, I was looking for other men who are growing or trying to grow moobs. That was my only motivation. Things change. As I came here I discovered that many...
    onefourfun4u onefourfun4u 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I was 175 pounds!! At 5'2 and 14 years old. I was devastated.. So I started exercising and eating healthy. Now I'm down to 153! I had to stop running however, it hurt my knees and...
    Gabrielaaaa99 Gabrielaaaa99 13-15, F Jan 16

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    Ever since I got back from Christmas Break, my motivation to do anything school related has just left. I'm usually a straight A student but my grades are suffering and I don't...
    Randumbdude Randumbdude 13-15 5 days ago

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    I have no motivation to do anything. I have such a long list of things that need to get done that are really important, but I can't bring myself to do them. I just have nothing to...
    Ljm2114 Ljm2114 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    did I spell that right? Yeah I know it sound kind of absurd but some how I can't be bothered to do anything Yeah I have passion. More like dead end ones. Like art and theatre (I...
    hollowboxies hollowboxies 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I really feel like **** . I'm already skinny and now I'm extra skinny :( . During finals week in early December I was stressed as hell , staying up late , pulling all nighters ,on...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I don't just lack it. I have no self confidence at all. It sucks. It affects me all the time. I wish I was pretty. It's a struggle.
    justthatgirl15 justthatgirl15 13-15, F Jan 17

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    I found the papers my counsellor gave you. I read the one she personally wrote a list on things you could improve on. One was PRIVACY. Respect my privacy. I was about to finish and...
    jiayong jiayong 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've battled a lack of self confidence for most of my life. It goes up and down. Ever since I was a kid I've always felt not good enough. I would love to be up to have a whole lot...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I starts working out and eating healthy everyday since last few month and I felt so much better!! However, after I moved house, I become lazy and keep eating all the junk food...
    zoeynguyen zoeynguyen 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Alright, so I seriously need some help with this because I'm pretty conflicted atm. I've been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, but I don't feel sa. I'm just at this mood...
    Nelephant Nelephant 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    What do you want to be when u grow up? That question will be the death of me. Since grade school I've been asked this damn qu. I answer it with the first occupation I think of...
    mypariah mypariah 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    So my dad "not biological" has said some false stuff about my mum and step father to child protection services, so now they said to her that I have to give her my Facebook password...
    tyson2114 tyson2114 16-17, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I am a young adult and am "troubled." When I was young my environment was discouraging. My parents marriage was terrible, my father depressed and suicidal, and I did whatever they...
    ZoeFeller ZoeFeller 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Mantra power is not only limited to mental world but it can work wonders in physical world too. There r three types of mantra : 1. Tantrik mantra. 2. Saburi mantra. 3. Vedic mantra...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Jan 4

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    I'm in my early 20s and at this age, like so many around me, I feel like I should be getting started in my career, getting into different relationships, saving up to buy a place or...
    BlueSilver91 BlueSilver91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Married for 8 years. My husband not affectionate at all. No hugs, hand holding, nothing. He does a lot of good things, but not this. I am sure there is something wrong with me. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses 5 days ago

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    My husband is showing his true colors. From the beginning I've told him to please promise not to claim his future, "one son" but recognize both kids as he became a stepdad as well...
    Fainthearted Fainthearted 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I have gotten so used to the loneliness and lack of sex that I wouldn't know how to respond if things changed with her or I met someone who would fill that void.
    TNresident TNresident 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When you want to throw yours hands up and say F it!! Whether due to constant bitching, knowing she is unhappy and you can do nothing to help her! Or the fact that there is lack of...
    speedrcr67 speedrcr67 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love big butts mmmmmmm sexy
    tattoopain tattoopain 22-25, M Dec 26, 2014

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    Must Use Someone Else MUSE My heart is still broken, every action I think of taking...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M Dec 26, 2014

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    I lived a thousand lives each time with you. You love me and I love you. There are struggles but we made it through. I'm so blessed I found you. For I found love that is pure and...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F Dec 26, 2014

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    Ok, I couldn't think of what else to call this, but this will do. My darling boyfriend calls me kiddo...he is 10 years older than me, the first few times i thought it was funny but...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I like to dress up and make myself beatiful but like the saying goes "theres a time for everything" dont get it twisted i like to throw on jeans and a white tank top and goes out...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 26, 2014

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    We are in 1 house but in 2 different spaces
    Nise6 Nise6 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Learnt a lot from past. Though 2014 was a painful year for me but I learnt a lot from the bad experiences. Now I am focusing on positive side of life. Sometimes we need to lose...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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