I Feel Like I Don't Live Up to Expectations

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    Never Have

    Expectations... I hate that word. I hate it as much as I hate the word 'potential'. I could never live up to people's expectations. Never. It's not that they were very high. Nope. They were completely within my grasp, because guess what? I have soooo much potential. Potential...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2011

    Dont Live Up to What Other People Want

    i just dont feel like i live up to what people want from me, like my parents expect me to do really well in college this year, cos they have been completely clueless to whats been going on in my head over the last year, and i'm about to fail 2 of my AS's and just pass in another...
    sezy sezy
    16-17, F
    Aug 15, 2007

    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 have to engage with people (I have social anxiety). My parents wish I was someone who would get some sort of scholarship. My whole family...
    MarioT96 MarioT96
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    Once Again I Am Not Where I Need To Be In Life

    This goes the same way with the story about not being where I should be in life so I'm not really going to get into it much. I know I could be so much more and should be so much more but I had kids at an early age which I don't regret them but I should have waited until I had my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 14, 2012

    Black Sheep Of The Family

    I have always felt like the black sheep of the family who just didn't live up to what was expected of me .I am the middle child and always felt out of place .I have an elder sister who has done well in life and now lives on the other side of the world and a younger brother who...
    beastman111 beastman111
    46-50, M
    Oct 19, 2013

    I Can Only Be Me.

    if i don't live up to the expectations of others, too bad because i can only be me. people are always going to find fault no matter what you do and i'm not going to jump through hoops trying to please them. can't please all the people all the time.
    jerrica jerrica
    46-50, F
    5 Responses May 5, 2010

    Black Sheep Of The Family I have always felt

    like the black sheep of the family who just didn't live up to what was expected of me .I am the middle child and always felt out of place .I have an elder sister who has done well in life and now lives on the other side of the world and a younger brother who never had to try he...
    nakednudist nakednudist
    46-50, M
    May 13, 2015

    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, 2015

    I Fall Short

    I do the best I can. I am the best student I can be. I am the best friend I can be. I am the best daughter I can be. Yet for whatever reason it seems like even though I am doing my very best, it's just not good enough for a rather large handful of people. If I get a 90% on a test...
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2009

    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 towards being a positive force in peoples lives, and yet I still see those very lives fall apart before my eyes. And I'm not...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    I'm a bit of a disappointment

    but they just don't understand how hard growing up has actually been for me . At least I try .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    Others and My Own

      I've never been the kind of person very good at molding himself into what others wanted him to be.   About the only times I ever got into trouble at school was when some seemingly petty rule didn't make sense.  I seldom made friends with the cool...
    gladiate gladiate
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2009

    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 your limiting expectations is impossible for me, so I won't.
    gerbilbrain gerbilbrain
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    All The Damn Time

    Wheter is dissapointing my dad for being a brainiac instead of a jock, myself for not being strong enough to take on the crap this life constantly throws at me without complaining, or everyone else for not living up to the full potential of my brain and limiting to doing my job...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 22, 2011
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