I Am Incredibly Hard On Myself

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    I have extremely high expectations of myself.

    Of course I never succeed at anything, because nothing is good enough for me. The little progress I make means nothing because I feel like there is always someone advancing better and faster than me.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014

    Having a dad who, whenever I showed him good

    results on tests or something like it, said "Mhm. What's next then?", it makes you think nothing's worth being proud of. Having very academic relatives also created a norm of studying and always trying to achieve new heights a clear cut reality.
    cai81 cai81
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 1

    A Lesson In Not Being So Hard On Myself

    Many people are hard on themselves for various reasons.  I am incredibly hard on myself for things I've done (almost always without intent) that have upset someone, or worse, hurt someone.  The pain I have felt from those passing through my life is something that I...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2010

    As a child I could never get away with anything

    because my conscience would get to me and I would end up telling on myself. lol As an adult that has translated into me being much harder on myself than others. Sometimes forgiving your self can be more difficult than forgiving others.
    FallenKnight777 FallenKnight777
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 5

    Just Stop Thinking........

    I cant focus I never think.... I'm like one of those people that hears a joke and it goes right over her shoulders, thirty minutes later she understands and bursts out laughing. What is wrong with me? I more often then not over think the choices I make for myself and the...
    TerrifiedoftheUnknown TerrifiedoftheUnknown
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2013
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