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I Don't Live to My Full Potential

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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