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I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

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    My stepfather always says these hurtful things

    and even if i do try for my family, i'm never good enough. i don't feel like i should be alive
    ColorPrince ColorPrince 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 25, 2015

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    I feel like I'm just stupid.

    I make mistakes and people don't want to be my friend. I feel like I'm just doing things wrong in life and I'll never get anywhere because I'm not good enough to be anything. I can't be a friend, a boyfriend, a brother or anything.
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    It's hard to write down your failures,

    to look back and think of all the things that you could have/should have done differently. Second guessing and judging yourself.....your very being, then put it up for the world to see. But one step foreword as they say At the end of it all I really and truly wanted to do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I hear one thing but get treated another.

    Therefore how do you draw a different conclusion than you're not good enough!
    giggletree giggletree 41-45, F Oct 24, 2015

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    The feeling of not being loved

    and respected the way I should be is what I really want.That's all I ask. Is it really that hard to do? I am a decent person; I am not perfect, as I am human; however, I always own up to my mistakes no matter where, when, how, and what I am doing. It seems like I fall short...
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F Aug 23, 2015

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    I'm never good enough!

    Can't wait to fall for someone who cares and is not just after one thing!! :/
    chantellexox chantellexox 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    Why Do We Stop Loving Ourselves?

    I wrote this a while ago and thought I should share it now... I think I realized why people stop loving themselves. When you love someone very much... or you care about someone's opinion greatly... You start seeing yourself through his eyes. You want him to be proud of you. You...
    stardust7 stardust7 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    I have this terrible feeling

    that I'm not good enough eating away my mind. I'm pretty sure my parents hate me. I get the straight As in school, I do my homework every night, and I've never been at trouble in school. I've been in honor society twice and I stay fit by playing tennis and basketball. On top of...
    Sadielynn332 Sadielynn332 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    I've always struggled with this.

    I always feel like I'm not a good enough friend, not a good enough spouse, not a good sister, not a good enough student, not a good enough person... I want to feel confident. I want to believe in myself, but I just don't right now. I'm having a bad day today. Ugh.
    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    I am one of the many people

    who didn't/still don't know what I want to do with my life. I majored in Communication Studies, couldn't find a job and honestly wasn't interested in any available within my major. I was job searching for over a year with no success before I decided to reconsider my career path...
    Megs89 Megs89 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    And it hurts that I cant be what everyone wants,

    or what anyone needs. And it hurts that I cant be what I want or what I need because Im not enough and I wont be enough and I'll never be close to enough and I am just so damn tired. Please save me from this hell Im living in.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I Feel Like Nothing I Do Is Good Enough For My Husband And Children

    I have been married for almost a year to the love of my life. When we were dating he also told me how beautiful I am and how he couldnt live with out me. Now, I dont think he even likes me. Its not even been a year. Am i that horrible? Am I doing him an injustice by staying with...
    missmandy777 missmandy777 26-30 83 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    I have developed an obsession of wanting to be

    the best (aesthetics wise), and beating myself up when I'm not. I know I'm not ugly (as vein as that sounds) - but I have enough confidence in myself to know that I am not someone that people generally find ugly, in fact, I've never had trouble when it came to males finding me...
    nlu16 nlu16 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2015

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    Have you ever been cheated on?

    That is the feeling that will never leave my chest, no matter how much I try and fill my heart with happiness, there will always be a dull pain there. You give someone all of you and they don't realize how vulnerable you truly are. You replay every conversation, fight, or your...
    RNgirl23 RNgirl23 22-25, F Jul 16, 2015

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    I am done with this place.

    I am not here for convenience. I am sick of feeling like I am being tossed to the side or being second best. It only makes me feel like I'm never going to be good enough no matter what I do, say, and even think.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    i know i shouldnt *****

    but i feel like all i do is let people down and disappoint them by not being good enough
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2015

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    ever feel great about yourself till you look at

    other people's achievements.??
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 22-25 3 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    I am struggling academically

    and I really wish I could go back in time and sat out in the fall last year and worked instead of going to a sorry junior college that ****** up GPA. *sighs* :(
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2015

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    But I am slowly learning

    that "enough" would mean I am done....I am SO not done
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 6 Responses May 10, 2015

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 19, 2015

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    I feel like that I am not worthy of being truly

    loved. Every guy that I've ever been with has hurt/used me in some way. In better words, I liked them more than they liked me. I feel like I'm never going to find a guy who has mutual feelings for me. Just recently I thought I had met a guy who was soo amazing at first and we...
    sarsuz sarsuz 22-25, F Mar 16, 2014

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    I feel like I'm a disappointment to everyone.

    I know that that's just me being pessimistic in my depressive state but being here just doesn't make sense all the time. I can't even make myself happy.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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    I'm always going to be 2nd best to something

    or someone. theres nothing that's just me, nothing I'm really good at. and there's no one that just wants me, no one wants me unconditionally like I do them. I'm not appreciated because there's nothing to appreciate. it's not like I mean anything to any one. lately I think...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2015

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    I'm in a relationship with my current bf

    for the past 9 years and through out these years I just feel that I am not good enough for him. we constantly fight, quarreled about the littlest things in life and we always have miscommunication. we spoke about our problems. we are always trying to fix things for the better...
    ElizaTribbiani ElizaTribbiani 22-25, F Sep 13, 2015

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    I'm never good enough,

    even at EP no one talks to me:(
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 11 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I went half my life thinking I was a good person

    but with all that's going on in my life made me realize maybe I'm not a good person but a heartless person not just in love but in every aspect of life.
    gemini61289 gemini61289 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2015

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    My mom mostly makes me feel this way.

    I'm getting a lot of pressure to plan for the future; this is my first year as a college student and I'm very confused on what I want to do when I grow up. I have an idea maybe to apply for an internship at Disney, but I brought it up to her and now she's acting as if this is 10...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 3, 2015

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    I'm not good enough for anybody,

    I never am. There's always someone better to be with instead of me. I don't deserve anyone. I'm not good enough for my friends, the guy I love, my teachers, my family, etc. No matter how hard I try or how much I push myself I am never good enough. I try to fix everything I can...
    greyxskies greyxskies 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 2, 2015

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    I Feel Like An Imposter

    You know something? This is a common thread in this group - "I feel inadequate. I feel like a failure, I can't measure up, I can't meet expectations, I'll never amount to anything." You know what? Take a good hard look at what you are doing and where you are going. Maybe it's not...
    angusmcfarland angusmcfarland 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    Self Worth

    When it comes down to it I know the reason behind my depression and sadness. To put it plain and simply I don't think I'm good enough in any sense of the word. I go about my days in the normal fashion putting up a fun carefree attitude most of the time, but inside I always...
    lifesize lifesize 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    Is that why nobody talks to me?

    Why nobody cares about me? Why I feel like a ghost?
    Fernblaze101 Fernblaze101 13-15 1 Response Aug 31, 2015

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    awesomelyepicpotatoes awesomelyepicpotatoes 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    I try so hard and get

    so far and in the end it doesn't even matter...
    lonefirefox lonefirefox 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2015

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    Some days turn out better

    or worse than others – that’s a fact. But ultimately, the way we feel about our life and ourselves has the biggest impact on the outcome of each day. Happiness and confidence can create outcomes that exceed our expectations, like a continual ray of sunshine even on a cloudy...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 22, 2015

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    Not Good Enough In The Work Place

    I've been at various accounting jobs for the pas 3 or so years and continiously i find myself in the same pradicament. This is how it goes:1) I start at a new job, slightly nervouse but excited for the new challenges (i almost look at it as a new breath of life).2) I get taught...
    angelwingsy angelwingsy 22-25 17 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    You ever feel like you're not good enough?

    I've always felt this way when it comes to everything, especially when it comes to guys. You give them your all and they still want more, it's like they can never be satisfied. That goes for everyone too, I'm tired of trying to please everyone. I'm sorry if this is all over the...
    Cleopatra05 Cleopatra05 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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    it sucks when I or others feel like this

    and I know I speak for all when I say this but..........GODDAMMIT
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 4, 2015

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    I am absolutely in love with my gf

    and know she still has feelings for ex of 3yrs which is also her daughters dad, saw her whisper and found out she's questioning our relationship. Now I don't know what to feel or think. I just want to feel like I'm good enough or feel special to someone. I feel like I'm always...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M Aug 11, 2015

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    You cannot change how people feel about you

    so you might as well stop trying. Channel your energy on growing yourself and doing your job well.
    Charmeeee Charmeeee 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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    I know I'm not good enough.

    Al my friends in real life have forgotten about me, I'm unlovable, and if I open up to someone they just pretend it didn't happen. There must be something wrong with me, although nobody seems to be able to tell me what it is. So I'm just at the point of giving up entirely...
    KiwiDan KiwiDan 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    When i browse some of the stories on here it

    amazes me how such amazing words can pour out of someone's mind- like a poem or a story to tell. It both enchants me and makes me feel inferior. I realise comparing myself to other people is debilitating, but how can't I when i'm trying so hard to think for example of a story...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I'm still searching for a home.

    What's hard about that is i don't have a template...something to go by. For the early years of my life, I lived with my mother and sister, but we never had our own house, my mother always lived with her boyfriend, who was abusive. I grew up with domestic violence, watching my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 2

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    I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

    It's like everyone wants something out of me that I have no idea.. Like what am I suppose to do? I try to make everyone happy but I can't seem to... Friends come and go.. Can't ask to stay.. Crushes are gone at the end.. Family is not even there.. So I really don't call them...
    Cheekymonkey1997 Cheekymonkey1997 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    mehear mehear 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

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