I Feel Like Im Not Good Enough

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    There have been multiple times in my life

    where I have felt like this. It's not a nice feeling. I do my best to not let it get to me though. I sort of think... If I'm not good enough or even just enough for that person then there will be someone out there where being me is enough. Lifes too short not to take a...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    Mar 11

    Well everybodies allowed to break down

    once in awhile right? So I live my life for my daughter. Her moms a piece of ****. I've raised her for 6 years by myself. I've done alot to give her the life she deserves. I want one thing. One thing I ask and pray for. Not a million dollars or a nicer car lol. Love. Someone to...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jan 14, 2015

    My mom has narcissistic personality disorder

    which basically means that no matter what I did in my life or do whether it was be a drop out or solve world hunger she was going to criticize it and not only that, she'd make it seem to the rest of the world that I was a terrible daughter and she was a champ for having to deal...
    sambular1313 sambular1313
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 2

    I Dont Think I Will Ever Be.

    I dont think i meet todays "standards" I never really have. Im always below them. Or even peoples standards. They never seem to like me. for stupid reasons or good ones. I have never been good enough for people, my family, friends or anyone. relation ship wise, It be...
    tomtombear tomtombear
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    Everyone I end up being around,

    I don't fit in with. I don't care to fit in and never did really. At the same time it would be nice to have others who don't make me feel bad for liking things outside of them. I know, find other people to be around but it's not always that easy. Feel so lost and like I will...
    EternityF EternityF
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 1

    http://www.experienceproject.

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    r2wags r2wags
    61-65, M
    Jan 7

    the tough thing about this is I know

    that I am and I am good enough but I don't feel like I am to other people despite how hard I try
    dathglas dathglas
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Feb 2

    I'll never be good enough.

    Never reach everyone's standards. Never make high enough grades. Never be good enough at music. Never be good enough at poetry. Never be good enough at drawing. Never be beautiful enough. Never be social enough. Never be kind enough. Never be respectful constantly. Never doing...
    nightskyvampire nightskyvampire
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    Everything seems to go wrong.

    Nothing I do seems to work out the way I need it to. And when I try talking to someone about it I get responses like "yeah you're right, you're not good at anything really", or "can't you do anything right?". Message received. I'm not good enough. I'll never be.
    LittleLiloo LittleLiloo
    18-21, F
    Feb 29

    "I could never be that good.

    " We hear this phrase sometimes... probably have even said it about ourselves in certain situations. Emotions get us in trouble sometimes, don't they? I know for me, they do a lot. Emotions take away our rational, logical thinking and put us in a somewhat-dreamlike state...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 6

    I feel like I'll Never be Good enough to be

    someone's EVERYTHING, SOMEONE'S WIFE , PARTNER , BEST FRIEND , ONLY LOVER .. to think of all the time in relationships that didn't work out , ended or ended badly .. the children I have because they wanted Me happy but could Not love me enough to stay and be that family man...
    MrsNeedit MrsNeedit
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    I rarely feel like I'm good enough

    for anything. My ex husband left me for someone he met on the internet about 5 years ago. I was devastated. We hadn't been happy for awhile...just had a lot going on in our lives at that time...but he would always say that he would never leave me. But as soon as another...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    Dec 7, 2014

    My aunt, uncle and cousins didn't come to my

    graduation ceremony because there wasn't enough tickets, so they promised they would watch it at home, but I just found out that they didn't watch it at all. Not even to see me walk across. My own family doesn't care enough to watch and support me on one of the most important...
    Madison18 Madison18
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    Felt like this my entire life just everything I

    do isn't right and not good enough
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Mar 10

    I just feel not good enough

    for anything I do ..
    MrsNeedit MrsNeedit
    41-45, F
    Apr 5

    Whenever I think someone is attractive the very

    next thought in my head is that you are so stupid stop thinking that Bcuz you are clearly not good enough.
    laxprincess laxprincess
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

    Might seem irrational,

    but there have been so many times when I haven't been...one in particular, I gave everything I had and that person walked away...I don't want to let that fear run my life...but then it is a logical fear..a fear of losing my sanity and ripping out my insides (again).
    kuronekko kuronekko
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Feb 2

    recently,i have felt in my relationship,

    im just not good enough! He tells me he loves me and wants to spend his life with me ,but i just feel like im not really the one he wants!!
    LaineyGober LaineyGober
    13-15, F
    Apr 11

    I never feel good enough

    for anyone. I feel I always do something wrong to make the people in my life leave or say certain things, I seem to always **** something up.. Maybe life isn't for everyone
    twibiebz94 twibiebz94
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

    every time i reach out to my friends

    and theyre all busy, i feel like theyre lying to me to get out of being with me. i constantly feel like **** because of it.
    megakarp megakarp
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    so I have been in a relationship with my fiance

    for almost three years now. I feel like no matter what I do it's never good enough. I feel like I have to beg for attention and affection. and that they only time he wants to show me affection, real genuine affection, is when he wants to have sex. I have had a gut feeling...
    kparker33 kparker33
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 3

    my name is Craig and ive been single 10 years

    my last relationship I had was when i was 15 yes I'll admit I'm not the most good looking person in the world as im 4ft9 in height due to a disability and im a little overweight due to the same disability but I have a an amazing personality I would do anything for anyone I...
    MCDC1990 MCDC1990
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    I was never one to hide my feelings

    but I learned to set aside what I feel just so I won't make the matters worse but it's tearing me up inside. :'(
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Nov 18, 2015

    I fave felt this way ever

    since I can remember. I was 8 years old or so, and my mom sent me to a two day football camp over the summer. They actually started to question me if my mom hit me cause, I was never happy enough with my performance. All thru out my life even when I am in first, I always feel...
    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed
    22-25, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    I feel like I'm going to be forever alone.

    .. that I'm only good enough for my ex that beats on me and puts me down.... i need help.....
    Tylene22 Tylene22
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2

    By nature I'm a social person.

    I like to be around people, talking to them, hanging out. A lot of times through texting, I text how I feel. I text the way I am feeling. I've always assumed others do that too. So when someone texts "K." Or "cool." Etc.. Really short uninteresting answers. It makes me feel like...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    I don't feel like I'm worthy enough to be loved

    which mainly has to do with my parents who made it clear I'm not good enough. my mom has been verbally and physically abusive towards me. she always told me "having you was my biggest mistake" "nothing good came out of having you." there was one incident where she was screaming...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    21 Responses Jan 17

    I always try but in the end it's a fail Every

    one tells me I'm not good enough y?
    Wolflover247 Wolflover247
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 7, 2014

    Even though I am older,

    I still battle with self esteem issues. I wonder how anyone could love me. I wonder what is wrong them, What is wrong with me. I have too many faults to list. I know i should give myself a break, but it's hard to when you feel like you should be better then you are.
    aaronfunn aaronfunn
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Feb 2

    My mom has yet again made me feel like a piece

    of **** and everything I do is wrong so I don't know why I try when I don't even deserve to be here.
    iflipppppp iflipppppp
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    ok. so I've graduated from high school

    and I'm a sophomore in college. When I was younger, I thought that I would have stuff together by now: living in my own house, driving my own car, beginning my career. But fast forward a decade to where I am now and I'm just like "Now what"?. I mean I don't feel "bad" about...
    PorkythePig PorkythePig
    18-21, M
    Feb 1

    everything in my life always goes wrong &

    backfire on me I feel like I'm not good enough but only good enough to lend money to & toucan for a advantage people only want me for my money
    kittybaby1968age3 kittybaby1968age3
    46-50, M
    Feb 29

    Well I think I'm good enough.

    Maybe he didn't so here is what I have to say about that. I used to make my days revolve around you . They all accused me of loosing my mind. I thought I was fine. I tried to live in your chess game but you would change the rules every day. You were pretty much bipolar so...
    lexiamber lexiamber
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    I will never be good enough

    for him. No matter how much and what I do, I will never be enough for him.
    mabuhayka mabuhayka
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 2

    With my family, I do feel like I am good enough,

    because I do not have a 9 to 5 job. With my friends, I don't feel good enough, because we just cannot relate. With my current love, I do not feel good enough, because I feel I have too much baggage and I cannot support myself. Will I ever just feel good enough?
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 1

    Hi, This message is a far cry from my usual

    cheery goofy updates, but I guess being so far from my family at this time of year has me emotional and has got me thinking. I am a very sexual and sensual person, but lately I feel like that is all my worth. Every conversation I have seems to turn to that. Every man I meet...
    doryx doryx
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 25, 2014

    For anyone. Even though they deserve someone

    better than to be stuck with you. Ever feel like that? :( Yupp.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    The journey is not easy at all.

    I want to help others, and I want to get better. I want to be a better person, and right now I'm working on that. Self help is something I'm trying to understand, and I'm sharing my mind with the internet. I'm trying to share my experiences and help others in similar situations...
    Hailey2thequeen Hailey2thequeen
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    The message I was given repeatedly growing up

    was "my best isn't good enough." What could I possibly feel but I'm not good enough. That thought has always been hiding somewhere in my mind. I sought out people especially women who reinforced the message. Then almost 20 years ago through spiritual practice and the 12 steps I...
    r2wags r2wags
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 7

    So a couple months ago I started talking to

    this really nice guy that I thought was cute, we started Dating buy them we just broke up and I'm not sure. But he didn't mean to break up with me. So a couple days ago we started talking again and it seemed different, better, more ease, but il he was acting different today and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    Quest For Perfection

    I think it starts when you're very young.  Parents that yell and tell you why couldn't you get a 99% instead of the 90% that you did get.  But then it continues.  Jobs that demand perfection; Quality Control, Audits, etc.  Flawlessness; no acne, no fat, no...
    jouniah jouniah
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 25, 2008

    So far this morning ive been informed

    that i am a waste of time, energy and space... Nothing i do will ever be good enough and that i should simply stop wasting everyone elses time... HAPPY FRIDAY FU*KERS
    subGinger subGinger
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 4

    Do you ever feel like everything you do isn't

    sufficient? Like you will never be perfect, or even close to it. You will never make someone happy at all times, never be pretty enough, and never smart enough. There will always be someone better than you. And you're just waiting for your friends, family, and boyfriend to...
    enbarlev enbarlev
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2014

    I will never be "man enough" or

    even "trans enough". I will never be "talented enough". I will never be "good" enough. Who decides what is good or not. Who decides what is gender roles. Who decides what is enough? I have no clue.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 2

    as each day passes, I feel like this statement

    gets more and more truth to it. I don't feel good enough for my husband. I don't feel good enough for my family. I don't feel good enough for my friends. I just don't feel good enough for anything or anyone at all.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Feb 2

    I would like to feel more self-confident.

    ..Because i know i can stop feeling this way, and i know i can be good enough...
    Saya024 Saya024
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 19
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