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I Feel Like a Failure Sometimes

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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, 2015

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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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    Seriously... I keep trying to be a good person,

    someone my boyfriend can be proud of. I try to find myself a hobby I'm good at, but everything I try just... I'm just not good at anything of it. I've tried to knit, crochet, play the guitat, write, play videogames. I try every day, week after week without getting any further. I...
    secretgirlonfire secretgirlonfire 18-21, F Dec 29, 2015

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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 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, 2015

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    I always fail at something

    and i will always be a failer
    NikkiakaOSTCD NikkiakaOSTCD 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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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 22-25, M 14 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 6, 2015

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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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    Eli7563 Eli7563 22-25, M Apr 13, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    MsVincent19 MsVincent19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

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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...
    TheWanderingWarrior TheWanderingWarrior 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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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, 2015

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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 Jul 2, 2015

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    Eyemuhdumass Eyemuhdumass 18-21 Mar 5, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 7, 2015

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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 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 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 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Im taking organic chem this semester

    and i have been bombing each test. What's surprising is that I'm a chemistry tutor and my students look up to me. I tried doing everything. Homework. Notecards. Studying in a group. Studying alone. Studying till 5 in the morning a week before the exam. Ochem YouTube channels...
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M Mar 16, 2014

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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 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 1 Response Apr 19, 2015

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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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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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 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, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Over the years, I've had ups

    and down and these irregular patterns have disturbed my confidence. Despite being smart and all, I still don't get the grades I feel I deserve. I am mostly optimistic but when hardships come onto me, it's hard to look on the bright side again and move on. I've made many mistakes...
    lifetime201 lifetime201 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    I could be so much further In life

    but the dumb **** I've done has been such a setback that I feel like I've failed and let the down the people that love me most.
    Jojo069 Jojo069 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jan 1, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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    I suck at everything.

    I feel hopeless.
    elgrxce elgrxce 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

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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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    Normally I think I’m pretty good at

    supporting my friends and loved ones. But some days, things just don’t go well. Today my special friend EP Link had an issue and needed me to help/support her. Instead my attempts just made things worse. Even talking live was not enough. There’s not a much worse...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M Aug 9, 2015

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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 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18, 2014

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    Feeling Is Good - and Other Major Discoveries

    Sir Winston Churchill's thoughts have taught me a few things ~ whenever I notice I may slipping in that direction quickly I remind myself: "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."  "It is a...
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    I don't know. I was super excited to find out

    that my psych grade went from a c to a B+, but immediately disappointed to find that my English grade dropped to a B. English is one of my favorite subjects. I was hoping that my final essay would boost my grade but I ended up getting a C on it. A stupid c. Then I didn't do much...
    Moonlitt Moonlitt 16-17, F Dec 17, 2015

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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    Sometimes, I get these moments.

    ... Even when I'm reading books, taking a shower, or studying, I have these thoughts that flit through my mind; "God, I'm such a failure... Is there some sort of special lesson everyone else got while growing up that I didn't? How Is it that I can be so pathetic and stupid at...
    twylarose twylarose 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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    I have a master degree

    but haven't found my niche yet. And sadly I don't even know how to.
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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