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I Hate Not Being Good Enough

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    Good Enough?

    I don't understand why I can't feel good enough. . . for myself. . . for anyone. . . for anything really. I feel as if I'm constantly letting people down. They expect so much >.< and I try, I push myself. It gets to the point where I just feel numb. . . nothing.
    Ithink4me Ithink4me 18-21 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    It's Just How I Feel

    I have this one friend... they manage to make me feel "not good enough" any time I am anything but totally positive.  Now, I know the easy answer would be to just walk away and don't look back...but we've been very close for almost 4 years now and since I don't...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    For A Change

    I had this one wish on my life. I wish that life would be less mean and horrible, because whatever I am trying to do doesn't turn out good at all. I'm just a total failure and I hate pitying myself. Unfortunately, I'm really just a loser. Ever step seemed to make me stumble...
    PocketHoles PocketHoles 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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    Will I Ever Be?

    Through my entire life I have never been good enough In elementary school and high school I was unpopular Always picked on because my family wasn't wealthy What's f**ked up is that we weren't really poor either I had a lisp so they picked on me for that too They always...
    delishious delishious 22-25, F Jan 4, 2010

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    Love..

    I hate not being good enough for his love...for him to pretend there was something there...I hate that I wasn't good enough for his love...
    Joyius Joyius 16-17 Oct 3, 2010

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    I Want To Be Perfect

    I am told I don't give myself enough credit, but I really feel like I am not good enough at anything I do. I want perfection in every single action. Everything I can do can always be better.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Enough

    Why can I not be enough for anyone? I just want to be myself, dress the way I want and look the way I want without constantly getting ridiculed about it. I like tattoos, I like piercings, I like black and skinny jeans. Why is this so bad? Even my boyfriend has to okay my tattoos...
    battlewounds battlewounds 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    Never Will Be

    I feel like i will NEVER be good enough. The past couple of weekends ive gone out and not a single person was interested in me. that really made me so upset and alone. :( I just feel like no matter what i do i dont get the attention that other girls get... and these girls are...
    pennysocean pennysocean 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Why Do They Lie?

    Everyone says my perception of myself is totally skewed. But I'm tired of the lies. I;m tired of the compliments that I know are said out of pity. I'm tired of people saying i'm beautiful. I know what I am. And that's not me. It just makes me feel more sorry for myself when they...
    watswrongwitme watswrongwitme 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2011

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    I Do Believe I've Done It Again

    Well, it's been a good bit of time since my last visit to this site. I am proud to say that I am finally over that chick, and that I don't regret moving on. It was one of the best things I ever did. I saw her in person over the summer, and I felt not one twitch. Nothing. It was...
    nukedapanda nukedapanda 16-17 1 Response Sep 2, 2009

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    Nothing Is Ever Good Enough

     I've never felt I'm good enough for anyone, even when i was in an abusive relationship i thought he could do better than me and that he should leave to find someone better, i didn't want to leave him because i thought i loved him( i was stupid and young) but now...
    secretsarement2bekept secretsarement2bekept 16-17 3 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    I always feel like I'm not good enough.

    For love For friendship For happiness
    AbdulRaheem123 AbdulRaheem123 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    Enough

    We've probably all heard some version of the adage, "when you appreciate what you have, it becomes enough." Part of me wonders if it's a lack of appreciation of self, or just a near blood-thirsty need for perfection. Whether its educational achievements or physical looks, what I...
    typicallytoska typicallytoska 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    I Lied to Myself For Three Years

    This whole deal makes me seem so pathetic. I probably am. But way back in eighth grade i met this girl. At first i just thought she was cute. Well after about a year of being friends i fell in love. We went to schools in different states after eighth grade, but we talked for...
    nukedapanda nukedapanda 16-17 3 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    This is a story of when I was in primary school,

    I was 12 years old. When I first started becoming more aware of my social anxiety. Its kind of haunted me and dragged me down ever since. It was the end of school dance and my whole year level was there. I looked up to all the pretty girls in my grade, they were so cool and...
    alaskamxrie alaskamxrie 16-17, F 1 Response May 21

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    It's unfortunate in this world you can do

    everything in your power to be good enough and it STILL won't make a difference.
    winmill winmill 22-25, F May 18

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    They're Like Sex, Except I'm Having It!

    **** good enough. what is good enough? I'm tired of actually being confident for once in my life and getting sh*t in return. I actually feel like I'm good enough to have friends or a woman, though i may not have the most interesting stories on account of my long-time introversion...
    matiswest matiswest 18-21, M Nov 24, 2012

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    Second Best

    Kind of new to this..just need to get it out my system, i can't keep it in anymore.I'm madly in love with a boy, and i have been for a year. I don't understand him, we speak all the time and whenever we're with each other there's a 100% guarantee we are more than likely going to...
    dawngibson dawngibson 18-21 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    My Low Capacity

    I wrote some of my priorities like: God, family, my study, my skill on a paper and I put it on the wall in my room. I did that in order just to be a good person everyday, I want to enlarge my capacity... when I woke up, I think I will read that before doing any activities.. yeah...
    ziie7 ziie7 16-17, F May 27, 2013

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    What's Wrong With Me?

    About 2 years ago, I really liked this guy. He then went out with my best friend and kissed her right in front of me. After that whole experience, I stopped looking for guys, and I let myself go. Whenever an attractive guy would cross my vision, I would tell myself not to bother...
    kkillahd kkillahd 16-17 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    The pressure on women today to be "perfect"

    and have everything is just getting utterly ridiculous. If any woman was to actually have the perfect life she'll be the victim of abuse and jealously from left right and centre. You actually can't win in this disgusting society we live in. There's NO pleasing people anymore...
    BackToTheCoitusSorry BackToTheCoitusSorry 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    I've Come To Accept It But I Still Hate It

    I know I'm not good enough for many people and many things.I have a lot of issues that prevent me from getting close to people. I feel ugly. I feel stupid. I feel like I lack so many things required to make another person happy. I feel like I lack many of the things needed to...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2011

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    Unwanted

    No one wants to be my friend. None of the guys like me, they think im wierd and hate me. I havent done any wrong to these people! The girls in my year dont want to know about me, i have been completely dropped. And to be honest i was the smartest in my group of friends and a bit...
    Paleskin16 Paleskin16 13-15, F Nov 18, 2012

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    Ever.

    Because I have days where I genuinely believe that. I believe that no matter what I do, or how far I go, Or how hard I try. Nothing I ever do will be good enough. I will never be good enough. There are days other than these, where I mistakenly believe I'm confident enough to...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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    I hate him. I'm in pain. I hate being rejected. I hate being told I'm not good enough. I hate being taken advantage of. I hate him. I hate feeling this way, like my head is about...
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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
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    so i had this in my journal from a couple days ago but .. i hate feeling like i'm being ignored. like i'm just not good enough to pay attention to. like no one actually cares. i...
    flawlxsskay flawlxsskay 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Just found out that someone who claimed to be my friend, someone I helped more than once, and someone I would have done anything for if possible, stabbed me in the back. I only...
    AggieGuy AggieGuy 36-40, M Dec 14

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    I hate being poor... I hate it when I have to save my money for my next week allowance... I hate it when we don't have any television or dvd...I hate it when we have no money to...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    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...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 7

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    I was molested and raped and ever since I hate being touched especially by men... I don't know why things like this happens but I wish it didn't.... know one ever cared enough to...
    cattie1283 cattie1283 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I really hate being a stepmom...which knowing me you would find so hard to believe. Due to having endometriosis and losing the only baby I ever conceived to a miscarriage caused by...
    Maylissa Maylissa 41-45 2 Responses Dec 15

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    No matter what I do or what I say I swear my love is never good enough. Anytime I try to show someone the love they want they end up back tracking and settling for someone who...
    Mystique91 Mystique91 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 20

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    I hate myself. Everything about me. My looks, my thoughts, my actions. I'm so stupid. I sometimes wonder why I'm single but then i look at myself and say well of course you're...
    Dontlookbackk Dontlookbackk 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Not good enough for dad, not good enough for my so called friends, not good enough for my husband, not good enough for the boyfriend....only ppl i can go to are my babies. And tho...
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    Another restless night. Lock up in my room trying to fake im sleeping to be able to get a moment of peace while I go through, reviewing what happened today, what happened this week...
    alemp alemp 22-25, F Dec 6

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    My husband decided two years ago to get back into law enforcement after being out of it for many years. He wasn't a cop when I married him. I fully supported his decision to go...
    tulippilut tulippilut 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I moved to Texas 12 years ago, and rarely have I spent the holidays alone. I have traveled to see family or been with friends but I still feel alone or like I am crashing someone...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Dec 7

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    "I wish I had a twin!", "If I pinch you will your twin feel it?", and "I like you better than your twin." All of those things have been asked/told to me in the past week alone...
    sarahjohnsony sarahjohnsony 18-21, F Dec 8

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    What do I have to do To try to make you see That this is who I am And its all that I can be What do I have to do To try to make you see Trying to be like you isn't good enough for...
    almasolitaria312 almasolitaria312 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I thought the reason why I was never in a relationship was because I wasn't good enough but was only good enough to have sex with.
    MysteriousRose MysteriousRose 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I hate being ignored but I also like being alone sometimes . I think we all hate being ignored but like alone time also
    Runawaywithme123 Runawaywithme123 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    Like all of you I hate being a stepmom. My husband and I have been together for 4 years and have two children together. He also has a daughter who is 12 with a woman he only dated...
    LisaC617 LisaC617 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'll never good enough in anything no matter I tried. I'll never good enough for anything.
    laineswift13 laineswift13 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I had lived a very tough life. We are poor. I encountered bullying, discrimination, have been mocked and my father hates me. He even denied that I am his daughter and he seldom...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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