I Want To Get My Confidence Back

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 405 People

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Apr 8, 2013

    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

    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, 2015

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