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I Don't Live to My Full Potential

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 332 People

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

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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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    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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    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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    I feel like I don't live up to anyone's expectations. I feel lately that it's just too much for me and I feel worthless. I don't work and I fear working in any store because I...
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm not sure why I feel that way. I mean, I have my ups and downs, successes and failures. I'm only human, after all. But it is a feeling I simply can't escape. I chose to strive...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Time schedules, appointments, anything in the realm of organisation compares nothing to the chaos of deep thoughts and daydreams that are rumbling through my head. Living up to...
    gerbilbrain gerbilbrain 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    When people take things you say the wrong way... I just dunno... I guess I am just too thick skinned......
    iyamsumwun2 iyamsumwun2 31-35, F Apr 8

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    I remember when life was fun.. kids are grown..... guess I'll keep workin till I drop..........
    Dustrated Dustrated 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    So most of the people got on their feelings against me just cause I said they're fake like ok.... They don't live off of me so why they care lol it was some funny drama...and they...
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F Apr 4

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    High fees, barely listened to, he takes stupid doctor-y tests that apparently can show everything and I'm out the door. Why can't what's wrong with me be taken seriously? It's...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    10 Daily Habits That Will Give You Incredible Willpower: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle. Success is a lot of...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    But that does not mean I don't support them. or respect them. These days there are a number of police here in America (U.S.) that have gotten out of hand. When a man is running...
    AceWarbringer AceWarbringer 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I have studied this for a while and would like to point out a few "FACTS" rather than hype. If you want to comment, read them! If you still doubt, check for yourselves. Don't...
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    The FightOne Sunday my husband and I spent the day cleaning up an empty house. So full of dust and paint, we were looking forward to a hot shower. Parking the van at a petrol...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I met my husband in high school and we've been inseparable ever since. At first our love was one in a million, we'd spend hours on the phone, hours telling each other how much we...
    stupidlove00 stupidlove00 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    This life wow! I just don't know what I feel anymore. I just know I'm tired. I have these dreams of driving through the country air. Fresh and beautiful trees. Green pretty grass...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F Mar 18

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    Death, it is a main factor in our lives. In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    This might be my last job to live my life, I've worked for 5 different jobs in 5years, after graduating college. Now I am 27, I've dated 4 different wonderful man in a serious...
    27girl 27girl 26-30, F Mar 31

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    Is that wrong? I mean I have seriously learned after being in two colleges and dropping out that I don't really have a strong enough will to pursue any career. It's not that I'm...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    we were working on a game I created, just an old fashion dice football game. pretty cool for 1988, if I didn't create it in 2015. but he won't listen. he doesn't understand the...
    trent74 trent74 36-40, M Apr 2

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    I have friends and family who are gay or lesbian and I love them to death :) At times I fear for them when it comes to homophobic people. Like one time at my second oldest brother...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I really can't understand religion. As a person who wants to understand everything and wants to understand why other people think and act the way they do, I have done a fair bit...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    If we are universal travelers ,I do believe this is the only earthly place they feel we can stay , My theory as crazy as is sounds. We come from a place with no emotions , bodies...
    angeleyes2820 angeleyes2820 36-40 Mar 22

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    My grandparents are my landlords. I live in one of their houses. Lately they've been pushing me to marry my baby's father so my baby will grow up with a mom and dad. I refuse to...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 29

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    This is the generation I live in. Instead of crying in front of friends and family I am crying behind a computer screen hoping to get sympathy from strangers. I don't like my life...
    secretheartpanda secretheartpanda 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    People get married because they are in ‘Love”. This is a four letter word that people use to describe their strong desire for each other. Many look at this for hope, while for...
    Byeluv Byeluv 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I was laid off a year ago. It's been a nightmare in itself to have gone through it AND still not having a job. I live with my mother who treats me like I'm her maid. She doesn't...
    csstone11 csstone11 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    A couple months back my best friend and I were in school and she told me she wanted to tell me something. I told her she could tell me anything cause I wouldn't judge her and I...
    Malardduck Malardduck 13-15, F a week ago

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    I'm Olivia and I'm home educated. I have been since I was 11 and left primary school. All the friends I had never talked to me again and I have been alone ever since. My mum and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have so much I want to talk about. So much I have never been able to tell anyone because opening up to someone again scares me more now than ever. Even though I have people who...
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