I Have Wasted Potential

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    i am not tooting my own horn but i am smart and personable and charming. i have always been told that. i used to act and model. i was in the music industry. i had tons of friends and a very close relationship with my family. my true friends have stuck around and of course my...
    goldie25 goldie25
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 18, 2008

    Stupid Mistakes Ruin Potential

    Im eighteen, and as most young boys in my age range the allure of fast money often clouds judgement. I have been regarded as one of the most gifted people in all of my schools and I've been told that i have the potential to be great and inspire others. I have a place at an...
    lostboy711 lostboy711
    1 Response Aug 18, 2011


    I had artists for parents, and so I inherited a fair amount of talent from them. I never did anything with the talent, but I think if I would have gone to art school and really applied myself, I could have done something with it.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    5 Responses May 19, 2011

    I Know It

    a lot of things hold me back from being who i really am, i feel quite crowded a lot, this makes me feel anxious a lot this in turn makes it hard to communicate/concentrate, i wish i could have a clear mind and be able to focus my potential in a positive way, that would be really...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2008

    Must - Get - Focused...

    I know I can - but - I - just - don't - want - to...
    deleted deleted
    May 5, 2009

    What Is, Ambition.

    I have had a traumautic brain injury. From this experience i've gained a plethora of *intellect along with a desire to be in the presence of others. I am VERY attractive; confidence is no issue. I've no ego. Should i? Where can i buy motivation - will to strive?
    jacobthegiant jacobthegiant
    18-21, M
    Aug 25, 2012

    I hate watching my friends potential shrink,

    and I can do nothing about it.
    drbreezzy drbreezzy
    18-21, M
    May 16, 2014

    I Have Wasted Potential

    Atleast I think I do... I think I can do good in the business world, people tell me I'm smart... But my problem is I never say "I am good at something" I think I have potential but I'm afraid to use it, afraid to move to the next level... It makes me scared that I...
    puzzles100 puzzles100
    22-25, F
    May 8, 2009


     ~ I know I could have done more with myself. I should probably have stuck it out & gotten my high school diploma instead of letting my past win yet again. I didn't, & now I can't afford to take a course, or do anything I might enjoy doing. I spend so much of my...
    deleted deleted
    May 6, 2009

    The Silent Killer

    Ive always been very intelligent. I topped most of my classes in high school, and got into a fantastic degree. Im a fun, energetic, charismatic, attractive person who has potential to be a leader. But this is only on my "good" days. Ive had depression for something like 4-5 years...
    lakenda lakenda
    Mar 9, 2011

    TOO Much Throughout Too Many Years - and I Do That Now Too!!!!

    But NOT because of me. This society suits everybody. NOT the very independent, very idealistic, very Utopian, very extraordinary (still absolutely normal) out-of-the-box very gifted thinkers. That is why I live as a recluse in the recent years. And since I was 5, I...
    Thought1 Thought1
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    I Am a Smart Girl.

    I was accepted into one of the most prestigious universities in the country.  They are so exclusive they only have less than 800 undergrads.  I couldn't go because it was 30K per year and I only would've gotten 11K in aide.  I didn't want to be 120K in debt...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 5, 2009

    I have plenty of good things going

    for me but I don't take advantage of my situation. Instead of working hard I've lost motivation and now all I do is drink and get stoned all the time.
    xPatrickB xPatrickB
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    Trapped By Insecuritiese

     hey, im new to this site, this is actually my first story. I came across this group and instantly felt like it describes part of my life. I am 22 years old and I honestly feel like I have the ability to be every bit as normal as anyone else out there but everyday I struggle...
    petey17 petey17
    Apr 24, 2009

    Very Much So

    I think I have wasted a lot of potential in my life.  I know I started out high school making straight A's but later changed schools and went to straight B's then on to As Bs and couple Cs because I just didn't "try" that hard.  I didn't apply myself...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 5, 2009


    Twice in my life I have had bosses imposed upon me in jobs that I have enjoyed. Both times they have been absolute nightmares and both times my health has suffered badly and I have had long periods of sick absence (and as a result of one, long periods of unemployment). In both...
    MaleLesbian MaleLesbian
    56-60, T
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2012
    Peeshder Peeshder
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 15, 2014
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