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I Don't Live to My Full Potential

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 320 People

    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    I Have It Easy

    i dont work....my husband takes care of that. i just clean house and take care of the kids. sure i tell my husband that i work just as hard as he does....but i dont. i mean, c'mon, how often am i on the computer. i could do a lot more with my time, and eventually i will. but...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    Oh Laziness

    I'm a fairly bright kid, always did pretty well in school and on tests and such. But I never ever work up to my full potential because I am so incredibly lazy. I pretty much only do what I absolutely need to get by. I need to get cattle prodded into action and put the full...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    To Be Honest.

    IM ON THE COMPUTER TOO MUCH, I NEED TO STOP THIS. I annoy myself doing this, I need to live lifeeeeeeeeeeee. (Too much twitter, really.) But still, I can't go on like this. Lol.
    littlethingsxx littlethingsxx 13-15 Feb 17, 2013

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    I Can Feel It...

    I just KNOW I'm capable of so much more in my life. I just feel like there is this "fog" about me or in my brain that isn't quite letting me just giver. I catch glimpses of what I feel I'm capable of every now and then, but it quickly goes away. It's like having a...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    A Life On Hold

    I suppose I can't say that I have a life without any goals what-so-ever, because I do have a main long-term goal that I'm waiting for... With that goal, I'll be able to have short-term goals. I have no rights in my country so I pretty much always stay in my home. I go out only to...
    Fluxy Fluxy 22-25, F Feb 19, 2013

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    I Did These Jobs In The Military, Why Doesn't That Count?

    Now I'm just an Army NCO with a degree in liberal arts and PTSD from my previous deployment thinking back on the big things I've done as a student and soldier. As a student I helped run 5 student organizations while maintaining a 4.0 average. I won an award for best new student...
    ubustud ubustud 22-25 1 Response Feb 23, 2012

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    Fear Of Failure

    All my life I have dealt with fear of failure, I have been afraid that if I was ever promoted in any job that I would not succeed but instead make a fool of myself. I have given up way to much in my life because of this fear. I am finally facing my fears and moving on with my...
    kidrockdreamer kidrockdreamer 36-40, M Jul 29, 2012

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    I Don't Live Up to My Full Potential Either

    I once saw pictures on line of a 15 year old girl who got up every morning at 5:45 or 6:00 AM and spent two hours painting or writing poems. Over the course of a couple years, her art became very popular and her poems became an interest to the pubic. I learned Japaneese...
    Radiant Radiant 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    Is This Really Who I Am?

    I have been gainfully employed for almost 30 years, with the same company.  I earn a decent salary, but I am not happy in my profession.  I understand in these hard economic times it would be really bad for me to leave my job, and to do what I really want to do. ...
    fruitopia fruitopia 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    Awakened, I Need to Be!

    I'm bidding the time of my AWAKENING. Yet, i need a catalyst. What's the catalyst??? is it another failure??? I cannot afford another one. I need a catalyst. Awakened, I need to be!
    galatea galatea 16-17, F Apr 16, 2008

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    I Live

    to not more than .4% of my full potential. I have tried anything and everything. I never found my place. Looks like I am OUT OF THIS WORLD.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Jun 29, 2009

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    The Hopeless Homeless Unemployed College Grad And Her Achy Breaky Heart Pills

    People outside of my family despised me because I am so weird, as members of my family feel sorry for me. I am begining to resent this and truly want to tell these people to stop looking at me like a sad puppy dog and kick rocks. I suppose I would do the same thing myself. ...
    Entropy2010 Entropy2010 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    But What Can I Do

    NO ESCAPE FROM THEM I live up to less than half percent of what I am, and this is so very sad really - TO U ALL TOO. You all live up to 50%, 80%, or more of what you are , some even 100% - many in fact.  
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Nov 7, 2009

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    Done Dreaming, This Soldier's Gonna Reach For It.

    I’m not going to do this anymore. I’m not going to sit in front of a computer or TV thinking about my future. I can do more than I’m doing right now; I can be more creative; I can be more influential; I can have more fun than I’m having in the military; I can take the...
    ubustud ubustud 22-25 Feb 24, 2012

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    alecsadler alecsadler 22-25, M Sep 8

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    I live in a town where teenagers and 20-somethings are offing themselves like it's a new fad. I see what is left behind. The families are left so unbelievably heartbroken that...
    reyna319 reyna319 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I really don't know why anyone would. I don't have anything against people who do become parents but I just can't understand why they would throw their lives away. First few years...
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I love two people, I love one more even though I don't know her too well, but she lives in the USA, and one is my therapist and I know she loves me, I just don't know what to do.
    RazorToMySkin RazorToMySkin 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Our favorite drinks are being poisoned MORE & MORE with sucralose and aspartame.It is ALARMING in the last year or more the increase of this being added to our food & drinks.Like...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    My partner of 4 years broke up with me a week ago. We were planning to be married next year. We are originally from India but currently live in the US. When I first met him, I was...
    mkist mkist 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    Ugh... so my mom is very loving and supportive, but she's also lazy and crazy. I know that those are common adjectives, but hear me out: my mother is obese and doesn't have a job...
    peacelove75 peacelove75 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    My daughter is so mean to me. She is 32yrs old and homeless, goes back and forth from our house to granddaughters dad or boyfriends. Blames her actions on me and her dad. Yells...
    olblu7777 olblu7777 51-55, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Benitakey Benitakey 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I don't know what I'm writing even, I really don't. When i sleep waay too late at night I always have bad thoughts and all smoched together feelings. The past few days I have...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F Sep 4

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    I'm too ambitious & have things I want to do with my life instead of focusing all my energy into something like a kid for 20 years. Really it's not self-centered because I'd be a...
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    Sometimes its hard to work out why I am the way I am. I have confused thoughts and feelings. Is this normal, I have never understood. I don't think I ever will. I love cross...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm 25 and more or less on the scrapheap. Everyone else tends to have their life sorted. There's always something up with the people I meet. And I don't mean there's differences...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I used to love the band Fall Out Boy.. I just don't love them no more.. they haven't had a hit in years.. Their sound is no longer music to my ears! I heard online they are trying...
    TheMightyAphrodite TheMightyAphrodite 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I don’t know why I knocked on the door of my only friend when I hit rock bottom and was afraid to being alone. I don’t know why he took advantage of me, I was 17, and I didn...
    starchild3 starchild3 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I've been working in an office for 2 years now. Early in this summer, I got a new boss. He is overly demanding and abusive. He always gives me unreasonable deadlines, and if I can...
    calmbear calmbear 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I can't tell if I'm bi but I fell in love with just one girl. But I don't like any other girls. What is this? 🙈
    nicoleleightonx nicoleleightonx 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I met a guy on a dating website. I am married, he is separated. It is a site for affairs. I really care for him and he cares for me. We are having an affair. He has has bad...
    jorobda1013 jorobda1013 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Well I did hit puberty, I've seen a little growth, developing of boops and M cycle, but no hair, widening of hips yet. Don't feel like a teenager. :/
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am completely at odds with this region. I absolutely hate it. the over aggressive driving (less so in Vermont and Maine) when there is no traffic on the roads outside of major...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Sep 13

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    Months ago i was full of happiness. I had achieved so much! Now i'm just full of hatred and anger. I look in the mirror and i don't see mysf anymore. I see a person abused by their...
    abc0924 abc0924 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    I don't have a best friend. Plain and simple. I have plenty of friends, and don't have problems making them. But I think I've been making all the wrong types of friends. The ones...
    jolieember12 jolieember12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Warning- highly controversial, read with an open mind.. I am not a smart man, nor a rich man, hell, I didn't even finish high school- but like most of us I see through the smoke...
    Shedog99 Shedog99 70+, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    Self awareness, living - everything is overrated. I've lived so many lives seen so many things - and lost, lost everything... Time and time again. I haven't done heroin in 9...
    greywichita greywichita 26-30, M Sep 19

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    I found someone who I completely connect to. Everything was perfect when we decided to be together after being friends for a couple of years. I knew I had relationship problems...
    Cass1618 Cass1618 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Two summers ago I moved in with my one of my older sisters. Ever since I moved in with her I have been watching her child for her while she worked. For the longest time I wasn't...
    MsHesitationsx3 MsHesitationsx3 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I don't get it why does the society have so much impact on our lives. We live in a free world we can do what we want as long as we don't hurt others or ourselves. But why do we...
    sheisthesongthatnooneshallsing sheisthesongthatnooneshallsing 18-21 Sep 21

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    You grow up and have all these ideas about how life is supposed to be and then when you become an adult...nothing is how you pictured it. Love and marriage are not what is...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Sep 3

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    I had a house party at mine last weekend. I don't know if I'm to crazy or today's generation of young adults just to boring. I mean I don't have anything against alcohol and drugs...
    freebirdOz freebirdOz 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    So, it has officially been a few weeks since I have spoken with my mother. As I have written about before she has mental illness and I just can not handle her manic episodes...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    My intention with this post isn't to be inflammatory, but to rather state what I believe and why. I don't think less of people who believe in god, in some ways I envy them. I don't...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 8

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