I Can't Overcome Self Doubt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 218 People

    No Belief In My Abilities

    I have no self confidence in my abilities. It has hindered me greatly. When it comes to some things I am a perfectionist. Like my course work, it has to be done really well.....even though I do it last minute. I constantly feel I have to prove myself. I never think I do a good...
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2007

    Everyone Has Some Self Doubt.&...

    everyone has some self doubt.  you just grow up.
    robyn robyn
    51-55, F
    Jan 1, 2008


    I pretty much doubt everything I do. I'm constantly thinking about what I could do to better myself. I guess that kinda started in childhood. If I would get a B, why didn't I get an A, and so on and so forth. And if a teacher didn't like me, it was something I did wrong, not the...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04
    31-35, F
    Aug 20, 2008

    It Sucks

    I'll start out being really confident about something, and then the more I think about it I become so overwhelmed with self-doubt. It's getting to the point where I feel like doubt controls my mind. I try so hard to push out the negative thoughts, but it just doesn't seem to work...
    rmpquin rmpquin
    18-21, F
    Apr 24, 2011

    Slow Day

    It was a slow day today so i spent some time going through some photos that some of my friends have posted on EP and i came to a conclusion......i have some of the most beautiful ladies in the world in my circle. I flirt with many of them on a somewhat regular basis but after...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    14 Responses Nov 15, 2010

    .....but I want to desperately.

    I wish I could be more assertive. I wish I were a little more sure of myself. Of others. This is beginning to take a toll on me.
    sims14fan sims14fan
    31-35, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    I am a product of years of rejection bullying

    and ignorance. I'd never been a confident type, even in infancy, but now things have just plummeted.
    Randompi Randompi
    16-17, F
    Oct 12, 2015

    Sure I Can.  I Think Doub...

    Sure I can.  I think doubt is healthy, to the extent that it makes me stronger...but I refuse to be a victim to self-doubt. 
    RainGraceAT RainGraceAT
    22-25, F
    Jan 1, 2008

    I'm Worried

    I have this friend....a young lady.....who has been in a hospital for quite some time now. It is a mental hospital and she has been getting much better. Many times over the last year she has told me that she can't wait to get out so she can spend more time with me than the hour...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    18 Responses Apr 24, 2011

    Confused About Issues Related To Wife

    Me and My wife are different personalities when it comes to handling friends, She makes friends too easily some and probably has a larger circle, where as I take time to build friends,however I maintain a limited but healthy circle of friends. I understand that my wife comes...
    darkgeek darkgeek
    26-30, M
    Sep 29, 2011

    Until Last Semester...

    Until last semester, I never realized how much I doubted myself. I think some of that comes from the fact that many scientists doubt themselves. We, as scientists, want to make sure that things are done right and are truly correct before publishing data. Although I haven't gotten...
    hikerchick2011 hikerchick2011
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2011

    Job Intimidation (massage Therapy)

    I second guess myself all the time with everything. Right now I'm having the most trouble overcoming self doubt when it comes to my job. I've been a Licensed Massage Therapist for a little over a year now. I am so intimidated! I feel like a complete dumbass. I just barely know...
    09aBee 09aBee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2009

    I still doubt whether i can go to the gym

    or not. I afraid what if i might make mistakes maybe fall. Sometimes i really want to pack my workout outfit and go to the gym. I went there and afraid so i run away how to kill my self doubt :(
    loyalb2uty loyalb2uty
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    ~ Not Even Now ~

       I can never seem to get my confidence up enough to overcome the little voices in my head that say "Oh, you can't do that! What are you thinking?".... So I tend to get filled up with anxiety, fear of rejection or failure, & then I don't try.   ...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2009


    Sometimes it's just easier to give in and return to that familiar place of self-doubt rather than trying to be strong and in the end, finding yourself back to the beginning anyways. I've gone through many restless nights, hoping that these inner mental struggles would subside, at...
    bloodpromise bloodpromise
    18-21, F
    Sep 3, 2009

    I Can't.every Decision I H...

    i can't.every decision i have ever made has been wrong
    veronique31 veronique31
    31-35, F
    Feb 8, 2007

    I Am Trying But Today Was a Bad Day

    i should be jazzed i should be fired up and excited!!!! i have a date this weekend so i should be happy, and i am happy about the date but i'm also scared to death. i'm terrified that i will find a way to screw things up. i will fight this doubt though. i fight my own personal...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2008

    I Think We All Can Get Over Th...

    i think we all can get over that  at times it is hard to but most times i can
    sexyteddy sexyteddy
    31-35, F
    Feb 8, 2007

    Its Always Dragging Me Down....

    I feel like I can never do anything, I have no faith in myself what so ever. I hate myself, and I feel like I can't do a damn thing. Self doubt it always getting to the best of me. It has been so damn hard to deal with all my life.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 7, 2009

    Of Course?!

    I think everybody who is not completely arrogant doubts him/herself every now and then. It's just normal I think. I just hate it when there's too much self-doubt and I feel completely insecure.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 30, 2008

    It's Old

    I am tired of this self doubt. I am tired of overthinking everything my Daddy or sister sub say and that everything has a double meaning. I'm tired of always being scared they're going to leave me or get tired of me or that I don't deserve happiness. And the worst part? My...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 22, 2012

    I'm drinking. I haven't drank to get away in a

    very long time. I don't feel like I can talk to anyone. Not even my boyfriend. Especially my boyfriend since a lot of my self doubt stems from our relationship. I know it's a ME thing but I just can't break myself from it.
    larisahhh larisahhh
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    If I Do Its Because I Think I ...

    if i do its because i think i have great friends and everyone is counting on me to do a good job.
    poisongirl poisongirl
    18-21, F
    Jan 1, 2008
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