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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    Not gonna lie I do lack motivation for alot of things
    spankedteenboy spankedteenboy 18-21, M 1 Response May 5

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    finally done with school for this semester. officially finished my freshman year of college. thank freaking goodness! I absolutely hated freshman year and couldn't be happier it's...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    my life seems pointless . i need motivations to live and i feel as if theer is a wall that seperats me from the world . i want to live . i want to be happy . i want to scream so...
    hosam88 hosam88 26-30, M 5 Responses May 20

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    At the minute I am really struggling to focus on coursework and homework and that kind of thing. I'm not sure why, I'm just so distracted and I really can't seem to get on with it...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 1 Response May 11

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    I don't feel like doing anything, I don't feel like getting out of bed
    spankedteenboy spankedteenboy 18-21, M May 7

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    Should I get my adolescent tattoos removed lol...
    WesternBlackAmerican WesternBlackAmerican 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I keep having these thoughts, like "I just can't do this," or "I can't survive this, I can't live like this anymore." I feel like I can't go on, so since it seems I have nothing...
    tooyoungtobethisold tooyoungtobethisold 26-30, F May 11

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    Motivation, inspiration...? I remember as a kid I wasn't so bright but then all of a sudden after getting so many F's and being disciplined by my mom I decided to sit up. I started...
    crimsonreggie crimsonreggie 18-21, F May 12

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    Once again I need hard motivation! Lately I have asked my friends to make me feel bad about what I'm eating or when I'm not exercising because I have gotten to a lazy stage. So...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 3 Responses May 1

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    I lack empathy for people. I have more empathy for dogs and cats than humans. I love when pain befalls beautiful people. I enjoy seeing happy people encounter tragedy. I have a lot...
    socialdis socialdis 41-45, M 1 Response May 6

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    I lack in self-confiedence way way way to much. For example, I am way to afraid to wear makeup and dresses because my mother laughs at me in a silly way. But it affects me alot. I...
    Alec111 Alec111 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    To be more specific, I lack faith in our ability to care for this beautiful planet we live on. 105,000 gallons of oil may have spilled in Santa Barbara County. http://www.latimes...
    therealmeatlast therealmeatlast 46-50, M May 21

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    It should be a basic human trait, but it's often lacking in humans. It really upsets me.
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Frustrated with myself I seem to do fine in the morning all good intention then some thing happens, usually stress and I eat myself sick I wish I would stop but I don't know how...
    marlett marlett 41-45, F 1 Response May 4

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    I feel like a marionette. I know I'm in control of what I do and what I don't, but I can't even seem to even pull on the strings.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Motivate "I quote" It's what keeps me going. I used to flood people with them via text messages grouped to show how much I'm thinking about them and what they could be going...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F May 7

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    I am a fighter. the very meaning of my name means battler (Gaelic), warrior or courageous defender (Saxon or old English), and is fitting. I'm a huge lover and love with everything...
    hosedsailorboy hosedsailorboy 41-45, M 1 Response May 6

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    when me and my wife first got together 2 1/2 years ago, we had all these plans and everything was great so we got married. she got pregnant and we were very excited! but then i...
    darrickDrew darrickDrew 22-25, M 1 Response May 6

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    God please help me. I'm hurting very badly. I do not know how long I can take the constant torment in the house my Father had bought to support his growing family. When terror...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 9

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    I'm new here. I need a place to vent. I have been married for 16 years. I love him very much and I know many women would feel lucky to have him. But here is/are the problem/s. I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 27 Responses May 10

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    Without Love You Will Not Be Taken in the Rapture-Prophetic Message . Serious Prophetic Warning to My Bride: Without Love, You Will Not Stand Before Me, or Be Taken In The...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F May 17

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    I get fed up with stuff, or anxious, and then I lash out on the people I love and it makes me feel so horrible. I never want to hurt people, especially people I care about so much...
    PriscilaG PriscilaG 13-15, F May 3

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    I hate how people think that self consciousness is just a way to get attention. All my life, I've felt different. Different from my family, friends- different from the world. I...
    emmasmale emmasmale 31-35, F 1 Response May 15

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    I'm so sick and tired of hearing my guy friends tell me about how 'hot' or 'cute' my friends are. I get it I get it I get it. i don't need to be reminded and hear it every time...
    shshim shshim 18-21, F May 17

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    Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom & with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response May 21

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    My marriage lacks intimacy and sex and I long for the affection of a woman... I've been married for 6yrs and 10months and I am 29yrs old. I told her so many times that is a problem...
    anomaly29 anomaly29 26-30, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a Christian but I don't pray at night. I am a Christian but I don't go to church. I am a Christian but I still curse and yell. See, most people act like just because they are...
    20syl 20syl 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Mercy, love, comfort these are the things you show me everyday, I am weak, but you give me strength. I fall and you catch me, when I feel so alone you carry me. You are the creator...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    i had sly clever technique and managed to have belly button fun last night... overall good experience but the way i did it was too clever B)
    Bbsilva Bbsilva 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    My bf and I have been together for a long time. we were in a long distance relationship before I moved to be with him and everything was great. We spent time together and...
    Deeplyflawed89 Deeplyflawed89 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    There were days when stress and confusion clouded my mind, depression consumed me fully but now standing here I am fully blank don’t want to think of anything. Dont feel like...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 4 hrs ago

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    I'm very guarded and always in my own world and because of this I'm afraid people think I'm just being rude. I live with roommates I met online. They have a family upstairs and I...
    Angelandadan Angelandadan 18-21, F 55 mins ago

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    I've started talking to myself a lot. Is that a sign of madness 😁 not that there's anything wrong with being mad but it just makes it difficult to live with. doesn't it?
    LaraLuulu LaraLuulu 26-30, F