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I Am Not Good Enough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 461 People

    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 16-17, F Mar 3, 2014

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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'm not happy with myself.

    I'm not doing good. Everyone around me is working hard, researching what they're going to do next career-wise, thinking ahead, putting in the hours, putting in work. I'm not working enough and I'm not inspired to work towards "success" aka knowing what I want to do for a living...
    Lue4028 Lue4028 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ever since I was younger I have always been

    picked on.. If it wasn't at school it was at home. I never learned how to really defend myself but when I do I feel regretful inside, I begin to feel bad. People always bullied me about my height and how 'weird' I was and until this day people still do and I am 19 years old. I...
    estdec6th estdec6th 18-21, F 1 Response May 22, 2014

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    I Have Had Enough

    Everyone I meet tells me that I'm great and that Im special. But then, they always hurt me and leave me or force me to leave them. Why does this keep happening. Its like once they get to know me, I'm no longer special. Unworthy, dirty, or just not enough. Am I not Pretty...
    loudsilence1 loudsilence1 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    Nobody will ever like me

    as much as I like them. I have almost come to terms with it.
    dreylynn dreylynn 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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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    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 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 1 Response Aug 21, 2011

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    TwitchTheWonderKid42 TwitchTheWonderKid42 18-21 Jan 13, 2014

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    I lose, and fight, and work.

    I crawled up out of the dirt to get to where I am today. And I'm still not enough in their eyes to be treated without hate. I never will be. I hate myself for how much they hate me. I'm impossible to love, and I can't be happy because I'm simply too hard on myself and too...
    xfgdzhczf xfgdzhczf 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2014

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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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    That's what I'm afraid of.

    .. Not being enough. Not good enough, not smart enough,not pretty enough......
    petya96 petya96 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10

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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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 18, 2010

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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...
    Demarcu24thewin Demarcu24thewin 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2014

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    Seriously seems like everyone else is having

    amazing luck while I am not. I'm good enough for anyone or anything. Such a failure. Life is such a cruel joke :(
    SeanaO SeanaO 22-25, F 10 Responses May 22

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    I know that nobody’s perfect.

    I know that to expect myself to be is ridiculous. But I can’t help it. I have so many great things and people in my life that I don’t deserve at all. I’ve not done one thing in my life to make me even close to worthy of all of the luxuries I’m afforded. I'm not good...
    colaut colaut 16-17, F Jun 16, 2014

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    For as long as I can remember I have never been

    the relationship girl I'm just the one guys are attractive to but I'm apparently not good enough to be committed with. From day one this guy in middle school he hid the fact that he liked me and only wanted to hang with me when no one was around. Eric this guy I dated in high...
    chanelnococo chanelnococo 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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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 26-30, M 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'm worthless. Not good enough

    for anyone. I know I'll be alone for the rest of my life because I have no friends and no one who gives a **** about me. No one deserves me in their life....why am I even still alive
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    My boyfriend texted a girl saying "you have

    really pretty eyes.they were blueish this morning. They were mesmerizing" she said "what color are your girlfriends eyes?" He says " I think brown." I'm so hurt that my eyes are not as great as this persons eyes, but to not give me compliments like that hurts a lot.
    megazombiequeen megazombiequeen 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Someone told me to know my own worth

    but I dont. I can't see it and I can't find it! Where can I find it? On a paper? In the mirror ? Inside myself? Where?? Love isn't everywhere. It's hidden and timing is everything. Everyone who has found real, true love , are the lucky ones. Their love story are always special...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I have never been enough to my father

    as I am. So now I feel like I am not enough to anyone (outside the rest of my family). Especially to any guy. I don't believe I will be enough, so I think after awhile they will leave me.
    Roosi Roosi 22-25, F Jan 3

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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 41-45, M Jan 11, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    I'm not good enough for anyone.

    They all leave me. They love me for a while, but before things get going they dispose me like some kind of garbage. I don't open up very fast to people, I can either be friendly or a *****, but they never get to my core. I have only open up with two guys and both of them met...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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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 15 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    When I was with my bf sometime I'm not good

    enough to him nc I feel I wasn't pleasing him, he always talk about his best friend wife blah blah, or other ppl I gets so mad! He help other ppl but not me! That pretty much tells me I wasn't good enough! We had fought about it & I almost walk away, he didn't want to let me go...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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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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    I feel fine. So fine

    that I cry in the shower so no one can hear. Fine enough to lie awake at 3 am because nothing could drown out my sadness. I wanted you to be there for me the way the moon looks after coyotes. But I've grown accustomed to tear stained cheeks and broken smiles. I needed you, but...
    faith7777777777776 faith7777777777776 16-17, F Jul 6

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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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    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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    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...
    RisenFromAshes RisenFromAshes 36-40, M Jun 26, 2013

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    I'm starting to believe

    that this is true. I'm always the last choice. I'm the girl that a guy will hit up when all his other girls fall thru. I'm the friend that people only chill with when they can't find better plans. I'm the girl that gets pushed to the side and forgotten. For once I want to be the...
    Robin1226 Robin1226 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2014

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    faith7777777777776 faith7777777777776 16-17, F Jul 7

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