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I Am Not Good Enough

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    Never Goes My Way Alot Of Times....

    It seems like every girl that's ever talked to me will ALWAYS come and talk to me about their problems with other men. I always give them the impression that they can come to me for anything....and a lot of times they claim to appreciate it. But never do any of these women who...
    NeoBatou NeoBatou 22-25, M Jul 6, 2011

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    20 Footer

    The other day (for work) a shop asked, for fun, what grade I would give a car they had in their shop ('Vette Stingray). For those who don't know, classic cars can be graded from 1-6. 1 is a mint, garaged, trailered car. Basically an A+. Down to a 6, which is basically a parts car...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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    Not Even Close...

    ...in fact, I'm so far from being good enough that it has actually started to lap me.
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    I Feel like i am not good enough for people i like . They always choose other people over me.
    Marieeeee Marieeeee 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    Yeah

    i sort of need to be given guidelines bc i've never known when to stop or how to direct myself productively i'm just hard on myself to the pt where i end up losing my mind (oops too late)
    stillimunprepared4you stillimunprepared4you 22-25 Mar 1, 2012

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    Never Enough...

    I've never felt so useless in my life. Nothing I ever do is good enough. No matter how much I starve or cut it's never enough. I'm not writing this for attention, I just simply need to vent right now. It just seems like when I reach a goal it's never good enough for myself or...
    YourDisasterInEverAfter YourDisasterInEverAfter 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    I'm 16 this year. I feel like I'm never good

    enough. I'm not smart, no matter how much I study I'll never get good marks. Im chubby and ugly, people at school are always talking behind my back. I've never been in a relationship with a guy, never kissed a guy or even held their hand. I dont cut myself but recently I felt...
    CharmaineTheBanana CharmaineTheBanana 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    TwitchTheWonderKid42 TwitchTheWonderKid42 18-21 Jan 13

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    You Are Good Enough

    An amazing TED talks a new friend showed me. I recommend it if your feeling not good enough. www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html
    Buddahpat314 Buddahpat314 22-25, M Jul 27, 2013

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    I Will Never Be Enough

    I have never been good enough. I can't make anyone happy. And the ones who have loved me I've walked all over because all I care about is myself. And now I am in a relationship with someone who proves to me I am not even worth getting a full-time job for. We live in a very...
    pixiesky pixiesky 26-30, F Sep 6, 2009

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    I Was Wondering When This One Would Show...

    Hey, it's true. I'm not, and it's been proven to me countless times. Not anything I can do though. You're the judge, am I guilty as charged?
    Strikerfreeze Strikerfreeze 18-21, M 13 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

    This has been eating at me for so long now. I don't know what to do and so I've come to the internet to dump my problem. I am in love with this girl. We've been dating for a little over a year and a half. She says she loves me too and we've talked about marriage. We usually...
    Oathbreaker Oathbreaker 22-25, M May 22, 2013

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    Im Just Not

    I never feel good enough for anyone.
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    Often I Think This

    I have heard from some people "don't be too hard for yourself". I'm trying to understand and live the advice. Sometimes my mind wanders off into perversion, which sometimes leads to an action which brings trouble. I still get paranoid quickly. I know what helps though: God, a...
    scribbleart scribbleart 22-25, M Oct 10, 2013

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    I Am The Doctor

    I have recently been watching Doctor Who. And I think the reason I love it so much are the parallels I draw between me and the Doctor. First off, I know this is absolutely retarded. Trust me, I hate when people say "I am so totally this character from so-and-so!" But here goes...
    Markeyssc Markeyssc 18-21, M May 23, 2013

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    Never

    I don't desrve to be loved...because I will never be good enough. It doesn't matter how hard I try, I always fail....I am a failure. my boyfriend told me that I'm too fat for him...and i know that i will never be thin enough. there is nothing that i can ever do right....
    screamingsilently screamingsilently 18-21, F Mar 19, 2011

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    My Confession

    I am the least motivated person I know. I constantly procrastinate everything, and avoid working on school work to the best of my ability. I have always done this. When I am working, I lose interest quickly, and find ways, excuses, and justifications to not work. I wish that one...
    Markeyssc Markeyssc 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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    Not Good Enough

    im not good enough, but i pretend to be. people think im happy. people dont know the first thing about me. i want to disappear.
    Taybay21 Taybay21 16-17 3 Responses May 31, 2009

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    No matter how hard I try

    or how good I am I will never be good enough. It will never happen or ever exist. Sometimes I imagine it will be but in reality it won't be. That makes me so depressed and upset with myself because I can't do anything about it.
    truthtobetold truthtobetold 13-15, F Mar 3

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    When It Hits...

    Knowing you are not good enough and that you will never be, no matter how hard you try, how much you hope and how much you give just to be enough, hurts like hell. I have been feeling this way for quite some time. It is so damn painful and yet it makes me feel like I am not...
    forbiddenchick forbiddenchick 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    I feel that I am not good enough

    because I have friends that would talk to their other friends over me and treats me like a complete stranger sometimes.. My ex broke up with me and left me for someone else and I think it's due to her thinking I'm just not that good enough it makes me sad thinking about the past...
    JeffGordonfan24ever JeffGordonfan24ever 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Not By Far

    I am not _____ enough. smart, pretty, funny, interesting, chill, girly, outgoing, calm, skinny, cool, reserved, secretive, forward, friendly, prepared, sexy, close, healthy, sane, patient, open, happy, lucky, worth, strong, polite, normal, short, musically inclined, old, young...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    Why aren't I good enough?

    Good enough as a daughter, good enough as a friend, good enough as a girlfriend, good enough as an employee, good enough as a writer, good enough as a student? Good enough as anything?. Why am I just not good enough? Is it because I'm overweight? Is it because I'm ugly? Is it...
    IAmTheAngelOfDeath IAmTheAngelOfDeath 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    I can't manage any situation right.

    I let my wife down in some way EVERY day and leave her frustrated with me. I procrastinate as I'd rather do nothing than do something and get it wrong - I nearly always get it wrong. I've been like this all my life and my wife is realising only now after 16 years that...
    smashtopieces smashtopieces 36-40, M Jan 11

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    When Will I Get It Right..

    It's taken me quite a journey to get where I am today, I have a loving, caring, compassionate, nurturing nature.. I'm honest, loyal and enjoy a good laugh. I don't take life over seriously any more and handle everything in my stride... Yet the one thing I long for I cannot...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 17 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    I Don't Deserve....

    ...to be loved. ...to say what I think. ...to say what I feel. ...to be happy. ...to be pretty. ...to succeed in my dream job. ...to succeed in anything. ...the friends I have. ...my family's love. ...anything at all......
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    I hate that this is a topic. Nobody should ever have to feel like this. And I know it's easy to just say, "oh well you're good enough don't worry," but it's another thing to...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Never. I never am. Whether it's being a good enough sibling, son, student, friend, or anything. I'm never good enough. No matter how hard I try I fail. Everyone else is better...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Just one time in my life, I wish I was good enough. I wish I was skinny enough. I wish I was pretty enough. I wish I was kinky enough. I wish I was sexy enough. I wish I was...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I've always struggled with this. I always feel like I'm not a good enough friend, not a good enough spouse, not a good sister, not a good enough student, not a good enough person...
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 27

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm not good enough, even when I'm trying my best. Today I finished my 5th term of college and my over all grade came out to a B (mostly cause I forgot to...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Never good enough For myself I honestly try so hard And kick myself back down I can't impress myself Too much imperfection in my way Too many scars and pain All these memories...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm not good enough I'll just never understand why I'm not good enough, I try my hardest at everything but it's never good enough.
    charlie4edwards charlie4edwards 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    For years I have always wondered, "Why am I not good enough for them?" But now I finally realize that they were not good enough for me. Anyone who makes you feel like you aren't...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    7 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough “We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” ~Lori Deschene Sometimes I am really...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Apr 3

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    Every one always tells me "nobody is perfect" well that's a lie. I have crushes on boys that I will never have because I am not that pretty blonde girl with blue eyes a clean face...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My mother literally just told me how much I suck at everything. She told me how ugly I am. She told me how dumb I am. She told me how unathletic I am. She told me how much of a...
    hayhayitskatayy hayhayitskatayy 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So I guess this is it... This is where it ends.. I wish.. I deeply wish I could've been there when you needed someone. I wanted to so bad, you never even knew. And now I guess.. I...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    When will I ever be enough? I don't understand. I want to be good enough for somebody, even myself.
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'm tired of feeling alone. and never good enough. I try so hard and it's never enough. I want to give up and throw everything away
    haleymarie11598 haleymarie11598 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    No matter how hard I try I'm never good enough for anyone. It honestly hurts to know that no matter what that's what I'll never be. It truly hurts to know when people in my family...
    WeekndOVOXO WeekndOVOXO 16-17, F Mar 20

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    I'm a junior in High School. I go to prestigious all boys private prep in a big US city and I'm surrounded by people who say they love and support me but I don't feel it. I'm of...
    tvantes1 tvantes1 16-17, M Mar 23

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    I know I'm not good enough.... My dad does a great job of reminding me everyday:)
    ShatteredWingz ShatteredWingz 13-15, F Mar 25

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    Ever since my boyfriend broke up with me. I've been waking up feeling like I am not good enough. And I still can't figure out why he doesn't want me.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I'm not perfect and I don't expect to be, but when people tell me what I should and shouldn't believe or that I'm wrong for thinking the way I do, it's hard to accept that who I am...
    preachersdaughter98 preachersdaughter98 13-15, F Apr 1

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    I've had three unsuccessful suicide attempts, I have borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety. I suffer with bulimia and anorexia. I have also abused laxatives in...
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I always try but in the end it's a fail Every one tells me I'm not good enough y?
    Wolflover247 Wolflover247 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I feel like I'm just stupid. I make mistakes and people don't want to be my friend. I feel like I'm just doing things wrong in life and I'll never get anywhere because I'm not good...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I will never be good enough . Not matter what I do. I hate myself for it
    ithzelhernandez ithzelhernandez 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I guess I'm just not good enough to be in my mom's life. I guess I caused to much misery and stress for her to at least say that she "loves" me and actually mean it. I guess...
    MaddieMoo14 MaddieMoo14 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm tired of being blamed for everything. Always having my flaws and mistakes pointed out. Getting told I'm not good enough. I'm sorry, but last I checked I'm a human too.
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Sorry, for not being pretty. Sorry, for not having money. Sorry, for being a loner. Sorry for everything I have done and for not being good enough
    violetangel violetangel 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    Do you ever feel like everything you do isn't sufficient? Like you will never be perfect, or even close to it. You will never make someone happy at all times, never be pretty...
    enbarlev enbarlev 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2