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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21 Nov 4, 2013

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    Having expectations for something with the ambitions to get it, but without motivation, that's just stupid.
    drbreezzy drbreezzy 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I become obsessed with a new idea or skill until I feel I have sufficient mastery over it such that I can "disassemble" it at will and be able to teach it without qualms. I then...
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    This girl at work said she wanted us to talk and get closer we talked for about 4 days and nothing bad was ever said but I haven't gotten any responses to my text
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    Ever since I have attempted to get off of suboxone for getting off of painkillers, I am having a terrible time getting energy and motivation back into my life. I feel depressed a...
    Dreamer251 Dreamer251 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have so many great ideas, and so many opportunities to make my life better but I have no motivation to follow through with anything. I tried my hand with direct sales with a team...
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Lots of bad stuff in my life at present. No motivation to keep things neat or tidy. I keep things clean where my kids are but my room has nothing but piles of papers, laundry, etc...
    bcali bcali 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I need motivation to keep the hope that my health will get better, that I can lose weight and function after my gallbladder surgery. That I can move on and find a career that makes...
    ShellBellem ShellBellem 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I need to be working but am tired and low on motivation. Please inspire/motivate me to go back to work after a 9 hour workday. I came home to eat and take care of my 3 Kids.
    Joe1064 Joe1064 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Had a great diet and excersise routine down for 2 months but I've tarted to lose my motivation to keep going
    guardian96 guardian96 18-21, M Aug 21

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    At the start of every school year I'm all pumped up ,I say to myself" I'm going to study ,I'm going to be a great student , do well in all the exams " Then by the end of the year...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I should be working at the moment but i can't seem to find the motivation to start it :( anyone wanna motivate me?
    lukeymrules lukeymrules 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Some-days, I feel that I am the loneliest person in the world. Now, that “in the world” feeling may be a bit of hyper-collegiate over-dramatisme, of latent-teenage psychopathy...
    Newydd Newydd 18-21 4 days ago

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    I have always set goals for myself, and lately I have put my goals on hold, but now I am ready to go for it again.
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Most teenagers have a job in mind, or an idea of where they'd like to see themselves in ten years, but not me. I want to be a journalist and travel the country, a prosecutor, and...
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have Spina Bifida and therefore I use a wheelchair to get around. I am very independent and ambitious and always doing things which is why I say I have a disability but I am not...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To lazy ugh. My bed needs me but I want food and it's all the way in the kitchen. Must. Get. Up. Lol!
    Ellyhi Ellyhi 13-15, F Aug 17

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    Can barely clean. Can barely smile. Can laugh but then hate when it fades.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 18

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    My marriage has been on unstable ground for quite some time. This morning my husband blamed me for the lack of intimacy in our relationship. He did not want to accept that my lack...
    lipservice22 lipservice22 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    "Love is a felling not a decision. You con't choose who you love . If you could , it would be much simpler , but less magical."
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Can't never did do nuthin'. Failure comes, not from falling down one last time, but rather, from failing to get up one more time. When you feel you've hit bottom, all is not lost...
    Xlandria61 Xlandria61 61-65, F Aug 28

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    "Beauty is an internal light, a spirtual radiance that all women have but most women hide, unconsciously, denying its existence. What we do not claim remains invisible...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Sep 1

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    I failed to help someone in need: I lack courage to help. There was a man just lying on the floor and nobody was saying anything. I assumed that he was either fine or that...
    layswhyfe layswhyfe 18-21 1 Response Sep 2

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    I am married, but I feel so distant from my wife. Our relationship seems so forced. She gets upset when she has to tell me to do things around the house, but doesn't see it strange...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30 6 Responses a week ago

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    I love being on my own and find being around other people ,especially large groups a chore . I have few friends ,mostly Just people I know rather than friends . I don't have much...
    michaelb77 michaelb77 36-40, M Aug 17

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    I am so lucky... I married an incredibly beautiful and amazing woman... I will love her forever... Yet it lacks that spark, that fire, that passion... Yes I have experienced...
    AquaC69 AquaC69 41-45, M Aug 24

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    I have been with the same man for 10 years and I have 3 kids with him, I love him and I can't imagine my life without him but there's this other part of me that I fight with every...
    IShouldBeSoLucky IShouldBeSoLucky 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I know a scandinavian girl who was an exchange student in japan. She was very excotic over there, because she was tall and blonde. Nearing the end of her stay, the father of the...
    Tityroi Tityroi 18-21, M Aug 27

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    Thinking about him sends a rush through me. We used to spend a lot of time together when we were younger, and I used to like him. A few days ago, he said that he used to like me...
    schemily03 schemily03 18-21, F Aug 30

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    It's funny how people can just stare at you for no reason. It's like they are on constant guard, trying their best to look tough. I smile at people but they look at me as if I was...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    The headline on this would be the beginning of me saying something well, not something good. Now, the challenge is to say something lacking in substance but stated well enough to...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I have a English project due tomorrow and I can't find any inspiration for such a boring class. Don't get me wrong, I love to write, but sometimes it's just so repetitive. We have...
    mardalfoosen mardalfoosen 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I know that I'm not ugly. But I'm also very well aware that I will never be considered 'pretty' or 'beautiful'. I see myself as very average, nothing really special about me. I...
    ShizukaRose ShizukaRose 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I do sometimes feel lonely, but I have done plenty of things that have been hurtful to my wife, so I understand why she has withdrawn. But I have been making some changes in hopes...
    tryingchange tryingchange 36-40, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I love it and I wish I would've gotten it done a long time ago. The stares it brings when I wear belly shirts is crazy. Like when I'm at the mall, I notice all sorts of looks and...
    mariamami mariamami 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have nothing but admiration for artists and potters. Painters and the like. But. Sad to say. There's more talent in a biro than there is in me. Couldn't draw a straight line if...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am not feeling well, waiting to have surgery... But I get up early every morning and make my husband lunch, I make dinner, I take care of the kids, I wash his laundry... The day...
    Mistakemaker80 Mistakemaker80 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    So I've been nocturnal for awhile now. I dont know why i cant sleep. When im up im not the happiest person. But recently when im up, started writing down my thoughts. Ive done it...
    raynbow32 raynbow32 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I'm bored and tired, but my eyes are wide open :/ chats till I fall asleep anyone? Girls preferred. #notaseed #notacreep Lol
    NoJuanNose NoJuanNose 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I love having a bowl if peanut butter and dipping Oreos into it with a giant glass of milk.
    Hotmix3325 Hotmix3325 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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