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I Feel Like a Failure Sometimes

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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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    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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    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 suck at everything.

    I feel hopeless.
    elgrxce elgrxce 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    MsVincent19 MsVincent19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 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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    Eli7563 Eli7563 22-25, M Apr 13, 2015

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 7, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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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    Am I Supposed To Be Here?

    Do you sometimes wonder if you were born without a purpose in life. I do! Ever since I finished school, I didn't know what I wanted to do in life; and now being nearly 41; I'm in the same predicament. I started out with cooking for a career; hated it, then went and studied a...
    Robbie230272 Robbie230272 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Eyemuhdumass Eyemuhdumass 18-21 Mar 5, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I just feel so stupid.

    Like it's just me who is struggling. Like I'm never going to be good enough or smart enough.
    Meloryne Meloryne 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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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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    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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    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 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 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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