I 've Achieved Alot Yet Feel Like a Failure

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    The Imposter Phenomenon

    The Imposter Phenomenon is actually the name of a book I read many years ago when I wondered why no matter what I accomplished, it never felt like "enough."  Great book - I highly recommend it. I've always felt like a fish out of water.  There was a basis for...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Sep 27, 2009

    Every... Single... Day

    I could probably write an eight page APA style paper in the morning, clean my entire house in the afternoon and complete the rest of this semester's coursework all in one day, and still feel like I really ought to have done the laundry too :/ It's been getting harder and...
    VfangzV VfangzV
    18-21, F
    Nov 24, 2012

    Sometimes I can't help

    but feel like a failure and that I'm letting my dad down. All he talks about is how I wanted to go to Harvard, be a doctor, got straight A's. Part of me knows he likes to brag about it because I'm the only one of his kids that's actually gonna do something with their life, doing...
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    I've done a lot of things to please everyone

    around me especially my parents. Heck, i could even jump a cliff for them if I have to. However, it seems to be never enough especially when I just recently failed an exam- passport for a brighter future. My mother can't even talk to me properly that time when I told her about...
    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster
    22-25, F
    Feb 24, 2015

    Never Good Enough

    I don't know if I ever will be able to feel happy about my life accomplishments.    After all, I did skip 4th grade... then 9th before spending a decade climbing the ladder as an IT project leader for a megacorporation.  And now, barely 30, quitting all of...
    AwkwardMoment AwkwardMoment
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2008
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