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I Am Ambitious But I Lack Motivation

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25 Nov 4, 2013

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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'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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    I only eat once a day (for dinner). Tried eating breakfast the other day and literally, I took a bite of hash browns and I spat it out. I love hash browns but it was just repulsive...
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    Today you feel you have no friends, you lack support, you are nothing but don't forget that in order to get something, you need to pay something of equal value. And I bet sure that...
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    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Nov 24

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    If I actually applied myself, I'd probably be really successful. Some people don't believe me when I say I have such bad grades. I know what I need to do and how to do it. I just...
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    As they say, the best motivation comes from within. But what if this internal motivation contradicts the very goal I'm aiming at?
    twelves twelves 22-25 Dec 11

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    I'm aware that the best motivation is found inside oneself. However, I find it frustrating that I haven't figured it out yet, and (also to my parents's annoyance) that I am no...
    twelves twelves 22-25 Nov 23

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    It's been years since I was on here. I've seen so many things that changed my perspective on life. In short, I'm here to help motivate anyone feeling down. Need motivation or...
    lilkenny32 lilkenny32 16-17, M 23 hrs ago

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    05:00 AM, I am awaken by the must awful sound in the morning, that sound that makes you want to kill with the biggest, baddest and powerful gun in the world. As my body walks...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M Nov 26

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    Heya ladies, I'm getting pretty tired of being told, “You can't write this or that.” I've decided that's ok though because I've found a new website. I've only been here for 2...
    DevilishTongue DevilishTongue 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Basically my entire life I have always lacked self confidence. I grew up as the only kid in a wheelchair that I knew and was pretty much made to feel like an outcast and that...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    notatrustfundbaby notatrustfundbaby 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    NataliaHeart21 NataliaHeart21 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I'm tired. Like really really tired. I just don't have the motivation to sleep. Is that weird? It's currently 7:21AM where I live. I feel bad. My allergies are horrible right now...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    If you work hard enough and don't lose sight of your dreams they will come true, but most people usually give up on this because they deem it as "impossible". Nothing is impossible...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 26

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    Today, I woke up thinking, "Today is going to be bad." And I just can't get out of that frame of mind today. I'm supposed to be going to work and then going out later but I just...
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I'm tired of struggling in life. Relationships, work, school... everything I do everyday is a damn struggle. Pretty sure I'm starting to develop schizophrenia. I'm just trying to...
    TNDO95 TNDO95 18-21, M Dec 10

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    I don't get any attention from my boyfriend anymore. We recently bought a house and are going on 5 years together but I feel like I'm just room mates with him. He blames it on the...
    cm1479 cm1479 26-30, F Nov 19

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    Hi my name is ginger. And I really don't know how to start. I've never had anyone ask me about my life but I'll give it a try. I have a brother who I love to pieces even though...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I go out daily just to come back at the end of the day to Google. I cannot tell how many self-help articles I've read. What I can tell is that I can never get it right. I cannot...
    HigherLife HigherLife 18-21, M Dec 4

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    Often I am the bad guy... Because I am the enforcer. I don't cave to the children's demands when they whine. I don't tell them that they have to finish their dinner if they...
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    I've never considered myself perfect... my life as it is and as it has been for these last 31 years I've lived, has been a continuous struggle, search and learning... I was born...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'll be quite honest... I don't know why I'm here. I don't know if I'm "meant" to have any friends, or if I am "meant" to have a life partner. I don't know why I look the way I...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    He dumped me.... And tbh I was sad. Lived with him. But don't miss feeling lonely sitting right beside him. Don'tiss the lack of affection. Feel sad but free....
    honeybee86 honeybee86 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    White curtains In the snow of pain I look around sicknesses Covered in white Blood in sight Where of fears in their eyes That I could die before time But lying here the...
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    On the outside I smile, using humor and sarcasm to hide the inner turmoil inside me. When I take a moment and let myself feel, it hurts.....I avoid this as much as I can. It's one...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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