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I Want To Get My Confidence Back

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    Confidence And Courage

    Confidence and courage are very different. Confidence is what you have before you are aware what the situation is. Courage is what you have when yoy 'fess up to a mistake. Without courage, confidence is worthless. Without confidence, courage is worthless.
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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    How do I get my confidence?

    What happened that caused me to be shy for so long? I used to be so confident, I was scared to do anything, I didn't care who was watching. Now, just the thought of doing anything in front of anyone makes my heart rate go @ a ridiculous rate. Why can't I be confident like...
    Sexychocolatee Sexychocolatee 16-17, F Dec 19, 2013

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    I'm a school teacher,

    so for some reason I feel I have a moral obligation to lead by example. This causes me to dress responsibly and often cover-up more than my husband would like. I really don't want to give my teenage students more fodder for their changeable hormones, or be seen as anything other...
    albatrouz albatrouz 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 11

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    I know it doesn't make any sense

    but when I was doing really well and people noticed and commented I picked up on their sadness that I took as caused by me being somewhere they wanted to be and over time and countless comments I succumbed to becoming like them, before I didn't let it get to me but it just...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I'm 18 And Am Very Ready To Get More Confident!!

    Again i'm 18,female and have spina bifida which makes it real hard to walk so i'm real overweight by like 100 lbs and i'm 5'1 and 3 yrs ago i lost 40 lbs in 6 mths and for once i was actually pretty confident! That only lasted a few months as i started having a whole bunch of...
    lukebryanfan94 lukebryanfan94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    Believe it or not...I am capable of being sure

    of myself. I am capable of being confident. I'm not right now...right now I feel like sh*t because I just broke up with my boyfriend of 6 years for a future that is uncertain, a future that I'm not even sure exists. But I can do this if I just stop worrying and work at it. I...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When Dreams Go By

    Shizoaffective 24 year old.I have been diagnosed for almost two years.I had my first psychotic break at age 19...God was there,I was a martyr,started dancing on top of my car in the middle of the road. My last break convinced me that I had a problem,I remember talking to...
    Harmony111 Harmony111 22-25 Jul 10, 2012

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    I Do

    I use to be very confident, before you. I use to not give a **** what people thought about me, if someone didn't like me, whatever their loss, what the **** do I care, but you ****** my emotions and my head all up. I wish I could get my ******' confidence back!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    After so many years of hiding behind other peoples shadows I've decided that I finally want to come out and meet new people around me and get to know other people around the world...
    soccerbi27 soccerbi27 13-15, F 50 mins ago

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    Well those of you who read my experience may feel it as a filmy story but the fact is always the same. Right now I have hardly passed my +2 and and my result also has just been...
    Rabinbk Rabinbk 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I can't take this anymore I have so many built up emotions... Haven't cried in 5 years I just wanna let it all out. some memories I blocked out since childhood came back it was...
    hiddenuser187 hiddenuser187 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I want to kill myself. I don't want to talk about it. I don't want help. I sure as hell don't want to read about how everything is going to get better or how everything happens for...
    SplitGivanni SplitGivanni 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    You love me...Do please back that up with your actions. My heart is filled with toxic love...making me sit and wait...wondering how long I have to sit on the back burner, waiting...
    littlexpiecexofxme littlexpiecexofxme 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Love, its everywhere. Movies, books, across the street of a crosswalk. I want it. I yearn it. Love to me is something that can change ones world. It lifts you up, Its a natural...
    youhavemedarling youhavemedarling 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I want a big dragon on my back when I'm a couple years older. Looking forward to getting it so much.
    messedupmindandsoul messedupmindandsoul 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I text someone and it takes them forever to text back. Like any normal person in the end you end up with 5 texts sent and still no response. It really brings down your self...
    varcx3 varcx3 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am down the shore trying to get away. But I still feel like everywhere I go I don't feel like I belong there because I don't fit in with the people around me. I'm always myself...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    and i will i have officially decided to leave my childhood home, i am shooting for october 10th or anytime before christmas. still coming up with a plan but i will post more...
    musicvortex musicvortex 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    So, I'm gearing up for this and looking for accountability partners! Anyone interested?? If your up for the challenge and want to get back on track after summer , message me!! I...
    lisagetfit2015 lisagetfit2015 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    I like it when you tell me you miss me I like it when you tell me you're thinking about me I like it when you seem to be so addictive to me I like it when you adore me even when I...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    A few years ago, when I worked in a bowling alley pro shop, I used to see a lot of people. One person in particular was a woman who took piano lessons from my mom back in the...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 13 hrs ago

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    Hi all I m back and happy. I got my boyfriend back. Hope he will not mess around this time. It took a while to ignore and forget what he did to me but someone told me the other day...
    haertbroken haertbroken 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    ”As good as this bar is," said the Scotsman, "I still prefer the pubs back home. In Glasgow , there's a wee place called McTavish's. The landlord goes out of his way for the...
    vlhll vlhll 46-50, M 14 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry to say something as random as this but I just really want to say it to a rude brat that I have known for so long who rudely vanished without even saying a freaking thing...
    Starry5Jaden Starry5Jaden 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I haven't felt this way in three years I thought I stopped I thought I was done what the **** I'm so close to feeling that cold blade again the temptation is getting more and more...
    imbleedingout imbleedingout 16-17, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Many coaches set up internet sites with the hope to getting consumers from the Web. What frequently happens is they get nothing. Heres the reason why. An ad is isnted by a web site...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 20 hrs ago

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    Possibly they feel that the services they supply are so standard that you really can not justify charging considerably or something for them. Perhaps they feel that they do not...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 20 hrs ago

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    You need to use these ideas to get excellent strategies that could demonstrate stronger than addictive medicines and painful treatments in case your back-pain has you along all the...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 21 hrs ago

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    Guidelines form yet another the main admissions process. They allow adcoms to help you being an candidate from a different standpoint. Some may possibly ask you to publish one...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 21 hrs ago

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    I lack so much self confidence right now, and it's becoming more of a problem than I ever imagined. Anxiety keeps me up at night and stops me from doing almost anything in life...
    HollyMaria954 HollyMaria954 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    3 days ago I moved to Spain to start my bachelors degree. Ive been looking forward to this for so long, I could not wait to get out of my country and start a new and more exciting...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want that love you see in movies. Most will say it doesn't exist. However it does. I had it once. I lost it. I want it back. I miss feeling loved. I miss living I miss giving all...
    heartbreakhurts heartbreakhurts 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    hello everyone, as most I want more self-confidence in myself. I never had it and now I'm in dying need of it. I hate living a life of self hate/doubts. I am ready to be free of my...
    SolHeart SolHeart 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I just want some confidence, a sense of self awareness that everything us going to be alright. I don't know what it feels like to be confident. I have NO friends and I don't do...
    ChrisTheHero ChrisTheHero 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Confidence and arrogance are two different things. One is a turnoff for me. Confident people make me wanna learn about them I want to know what makes them tick
    LVibes LVibes 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    About a year and a half ago I felt really great about myself. I got a great receptionist job and was really taking care of myself then I once I started dating my boyfriend I got...
    lotus47 lotus47 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I am lacking self confidence. I have made the decision to change careers. I am currently pursuing a 2nd masters degree. My career goal is to one day be a therapist for child and...
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm a big girl... I have very low self - confidence. I want to accept myself
    gilbertk96 gilbertk96 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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    I hate having no self confidence. Always when I talk to people, I think that they automatically dislike me because of how I talk or look or any other reason there is. I am even...
    Swombl Swombl 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I want a good guy who is patience and loving would call me name and understand me and understanding my situation and always listen to me and have loyalty and willing to meet my...
    bearberryx3 bearberryx3 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    Before Contacting Me. I'm completely open-minded and generally willing to talk about anything. However,1. I am who I am, flaws and all, I like who I am, and will not apologise for...
    AAJames AAJames 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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