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I Feel Like a Failure Sometimes

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    I Have Ptsd

    I'm retired millitary and served 2 tours in Vietnam. I lost a lot of friends while there, and couldn't save them. I spent many nights asking why I survived, and why I couldn't help them. I still have dreams and nightmares. I relive the events when they bought the farm. So, many...
    fuddnuttzz fuddnuttzz 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    i've been through many hard ships,

    I was blamed for the mistakes I didn't commit,I failed in my relationship, I was living with one ray of hope that everything will be alright one day,that one day I've been waiting is today, I kept all of my efforts ,worked day and nights, I failed again I deserve a better life...
    alekya99 alekya99 16-17, F May 21

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    I hate when people point out

    that I didn't finish school and I now work a meaningless job. Obviously I know that!! I don't need anyone else to point it out. I'm completely aware that I failed at the beginning of my life without anyone pointing it out. It's just so frustrating. I'm 23 and I live home with my...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I haven't really DONE anything with my life.

    I'm 45 years old...I don't have a job. I should have gone to college & gotten a career. I should have done this or that...but can't change it now. I still have to rely on mom every once in awhile to help me pay a couple of bills...it's embarrassing & wrong. I should have...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    Sometimes I feel as if I haven't accomplished

    enough...that there is more I could be doing right now to make life better.
    DisasterDad DisasterDad 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Fear of failure makes to focus

    and stay attentive, which leads to success. This is true for one side of coin. Other side of coin prompted to negative thoughts leading to confusion, panic, less quality work etc..... For everything there exists two sides. It is up to one's choice to decide the side.
    nissan124 nissan124 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    I never could do good on tests.

    I am really bad at taking them. Right now it's the flordia written exam for driving, and I just can't seem to pass it. I read the book forward and backwards but still no good. I just can't seem to get it right. I just want to give up. But I want to drive... back to the books...
    Airleasd Airleasd 26-30, F Feb 18

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    Like now.. Laying down,

    using my phone and BAM! It slips off my hands and fall straight on my face.
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18, 2014

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    MsVincent19 MsVincent19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Even though I do a lot of automotive photography

    and have built my name up over 5 yrs I still feel like a failure I don't understand why I feel this way maybe Im not doing enough that I should. attracting ppl to like my facebook fan page also feels like a failure not that whomever likes should be any of my concern Im not...
    airmax78 airmax78 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    I keep procrastinating,

    and wasting my life away...my peers are all gonna be successful and I'm gonna be a failure. I don't have a purpose in life anymore, there's no point in doing anything :(
    Mysoulishurt Mysoulishurt 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    secretgirllll secretgirllll 16-17, F Aug 28, 2014

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    Exhausted. Fighting

    for exam 7 days. Craving for air. Live like zombie. Sleepless night. Dating with the textbook. God. Then I got an half-expected result...FAIL Although I did expected that But it really felt shock and down to get a fail... May God Bless me. Result is just apart of life. Don't...
    lwh98 lwh98 16-17, F Jun 26, 2014

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    Chamber music exams yesterday,

    first bachelor, first time, all new. It was crazy all the second semester, and I didn't get any help choosing repertoire, so I ended up accompanying a beethoven violin sonata which was -apparently- too much for me to handle. I also had three other groups and they all went okay...
    ItsOnlyLana ItsOnlyLana 18-21, F May 3, 2014

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    I forget to close the office door more

    than once: I don't care about anything he has to say and I'm intentionally ignoring him. Wtf. Every single ******* time I forget something, I'm intentionally ignoring him and don't give a **** what he has to say. HE WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME TELL HIM THAT I FORGOT. I do NOT...
    thatonecxnt thatonecxnt 22-25, F Jun 6

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    Reality

    My sadness and stress recently has turned into a bout of depression. I've had many of them in my lifetime. The vet visit Monday cost me every dime I had. If my ex-husband had not been there with my son I wouldn't have had enough to cover the euthenasia. Fail. I didn't pay...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 6 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Apprently sometimes life just likes to screw me

    over unexpectedly with curve balls that just seem to throw everything out of whack. Apparently today is my best friends 22nd birthday whom I've known for 14 years now. Although the night before she calls me bawling her eyes out that her stupid boyfriend, she caught him cheating...
    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F Jan 20

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    Bad Mom

    I am a single mom raising 3 boys on my own.  I have been alone for 5 and a half years now.  I feel like a failure and a horrible mom.  I am  never home to help my kids with homework because I am working.  My two youngest struggle in school and, even...
    butterfleye73 butterfleye73 41-45 8 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    Everything I do is just wrong.

    I can't talk to anyone. When I try they think I'm weird. So why bother even trying anymore.
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M Aug 5, 2014

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    I am feeling so down like

    for the stupidest reasons. I have been overworking myself with living up to my expectations, but there is always people who can do better than me and that really angers me for a second, then it saddens me in another instant. Like why can't i get my thoughts straight!
    gecha gecha 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I can study my *** off on a regular basis.

    I can also work when I know I should be doing more for school. Despite that, I can have these days where I am so frazzled that I can't and don't want to do anything. I create this mental block where I can't retain anymore. Even if I understand what I'm doing one moment, I can...
    autasaurus autasaurus 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    When I get stressed, I shut down.

    This semester has been rough, all of the classes have been difficult and unejoyable and I'm trying to help my mom design her restaurant. If I don't take a full load of classes I won't complete my degree in four years. After the separation of my best friend and I am essentially...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Well all the time really.

    Im always a day late and a dollar short. I always miss something that i should have noticed, or been somewhere else instead of where i was at. i look back at my life and all i see is failure. i look to my future and this voice is whisering "you're gonna fail because that's all...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    I want to be the girl I used to be

    so my parents will love me and be proud of me again.
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I hate taking pills and I don't remember the

    last time I took one. Always told myself I would only take it if im in a great deal of physical pain. This pill is not for any physical pain. I hit a really heavy downfall this week. Ironic because I was so happy on Monday. I know what's wrong but I don't want to talk about it...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Failure Girl

    Reality slapped me hard in the face.  I am a failure to myself and others.  I never meant to become this ultimate failure but my life just became that way.  There was a point after graduation from college that I was doing well and my life was on track but then I...
    maverickgrrrl maverickgrrrl 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    There you go, I feel like a failure sometimes

    no matter how hard I try not to quit. My whole life I feel like I been going in circles. Like no matter what I do to try to succeed in life. I always end up back where I started from or at a dead end. All my life I been giving up on things because I feel like I'm not getting...
    MrKool82 MrKool82 31-35, M Sep 17, 2014

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    Smart Girl, Low Gre

    Just got back from taking my GRE - I feel like an utter failure - 940 score, 470 on both verbal and quantitative. I want my master's degree in English and the requirement for my school is 800 so it's not like I can't get in, but I looked up average GRE scores on google and now I...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F Jan 8, 2011

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    I cant take it I don't know how to be happy I

    don't know how to smile for no reason I don't know how to make friends or even talk to people im sorry im a mistake and im sorry Im so screwed up I just don't know how to do anything right anymore...
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 2 Responses May 14

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    So maaany quizzes tomorrow.

    Should've studied before choreographing dance for our audition 😭😭
    nicetyy nicetyy 16-17, F Jun 23, 2014

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    I suck at everything.

    I feel hopeless.
    elgrxce elgrxce 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I screwed myself over in high school due to my

    depression, anxiety, and not having confidence in my self. It's been like this for years... I got myself stuck in special ed classes because I was too shy and depressed to really do anything or connect people very well. People seriously thought I was retarded, when I really wasn...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Successful At Failing...

    I'm always screwing up it seems. Whether forgetting to do something or doing something wrong or being too mindless and stupid to understand what's going on, I always feel like I'm letting everyone down. It's a very frustrating feeling, knowing that there is always more than a 50...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    Failure.. I been failing in society by being

    unable to fit in. I'm socially awkward, not the type that says dumb things, but the type that doesn't talk a lot. I usually like to listen to others, and never want to talk myself.. I just don't know what to say.. I don't know how I've been surviving with this through high...
    lonelyshyguy1995 lonelyshyguy1995 18-21, M 1 Response May 14, 2014

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    I will be graduated very soon

    but I haven't found the job that i want to be. I'm English major in Thailand and people around me seems to move forward with success. My grade is 2.95 :( i don't know what is my dream. Some got a job abroad , some got scholarship. I don't wanna keep daydreaming and of course i...
    spongechannie spongechannie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2014

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    Eyemuhdumass Eyemuhdumass 18-21 1 Response Mar 5

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    Failure ,that's Me

    I can't help but feel like a failure .I've  made some terrible decisions in my life that have resulted in me being where I am today.I  have learned from my past mistakes but I have dug myself into  a rut that I cannot seem to dig myself out of. I am a genuine and...
    dreamer33 dreamer33 31-35 8 Responses May 25, 2008

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    Right Now

    I'm feeling like a complete failure right now. I ruined two relationships in less than one year because I'm just completely idiotic and scared and useless on that sector. The only thing I want is to be in a happy relationship and whenever I get the chance I get panicky and...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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    I just watch as my grades drop

    and I can't help but feel like an idiot. My parents put me on this pedestal and drill it in my mind that If I don't get all A's I'm worthless. I'm just sad I guess..
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    I've had a horrible time

    since I've gone back to school. It seems like everyone is making so much progress and no matter what I do or how hard I try I'm getting dumber and dumber. I have to take three writing intensive classes this semester and if there's something I'm bad at its is writing papers let...
    polkemon polkemon 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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    Eli7563 Eli7563 18-21, M Apr 13

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    I never failed academically.

    I was consistently in the honor roll. Never failed my parents. I was a scholar from high school through college.When I apply for a job, I can be the favorite among the crowd.One interviewer even told me that he called me again even if his boss chose another. He wanted to prove...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Most Of The Time

    i dont want to be some emo cutter whining about how hard life is and how nobody understands me. i got myself in the mess called my life. i have to find the way out. my parents dont owe me a thing and i messed up with them and dont want to contact them until i have done better...
    hopeisfound hopeisfound 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    The Duty To The Helpless

    The asunder of Mankind by the human conditioning screams of peril, screams of pleading, screams of mercy, billions collapsing on their knees for just a single drop of assistance, empathy or compassion. So many souls in this world crushed under their pain, trials, tribulations...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 14 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Often times I feel like a failure,

    I'm 22 and working a dead end job. I still live with my parents even despite saying when I was younger that I would not. I flunked college in one semester because I was immature and did very stupid things with friends. The girl I loved and had a child with cut off communication...
    Cavsanada Cavsanada 22-25, M May 22

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