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I Will Not Let My Fears and Insecurities Hold Me Back

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 507 People

    Breaking The Chains

    I am breaking the chains that bind me, link by link. Nothing is going to hold me up or down....
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    It's There, But What About Me?

    So.... I have this fear. This overwhelming, overbearing, and deep fear. I am afraid to succeed. I am afraid to look in the mirror one day and wonder what happened to me because of success. While many people would love the opportunity to be successful, I fear it because I don't...
    geogiaboy05 geogiaboy05 26-30, M Aug 9, 2013

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    Because Of You

    I have you to help me through when I fall so I am moving forward past my insecurity.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Feb 28, 2010

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    I Doubt This

    I try to say that I won't let them hold me back, but honestly now I doubt this..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 22, 2010

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    I Won't Let Them!

    I won't won't let my fears, insequrities or anything else for that matter hold me back from living my life to the fullest and obtaining my dreams. i have a lot to accomplish and as they say life is short. so, i don't have a lot of time to do it in. i won't let myself be held back...
    Hazuki Hazuki 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    It's There, But What About Me? (Pt. 2)

    Who can know who we truly are and where are decisions will take us? For whom is that pleasure of watching us walk this jagged path of life reserved for? I guess these are the questions that I indirectly have when I think about life and the people in it. I'm a spiritual man with...
    geogiaboy05 geogiaboy05 26-30, M Aug 13, 2013

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    Fire

    I'm an anxious person, and often suffer anxiety attacks but I refuse to let that stop me from achieving my dreams. My social anxiety is the biggest problem. Some days its hard to even leave the house, and I must admit in the past it has stopped me from experiencing life, but no...
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    Iim visually impaired

    and want to make friends but its hard not knowing what people will say/think about me please help me get my confidence back and make real friends
    Heroguy03 Heroguy03 22-25, M Apr 26, 2014

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    My Heart Vs My Head

    I fear everything, and am insecure about so many things. I have this tendency to throw all caution to the wind, exposing myself and becoming so vulnerable. I forget my fears and insecurites when my heart is moved. The instant it all comes out, it's like I stand there naked...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    The Name Of This Group Is Inspiring

    Maybe it is my fears and insecurities that hold me back.   I don't have that impulse anymore to want to "try" I only try hard if I feel like the other option is something that can get me killed.  
    journeytowhere journeytowhere 22-25, F Jul 2, 2010

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    I visited someone who i haven't seen in 3 to 4

    years and it was awesome i was pretty nervous at first
    Heroguy03 Heroguy03 22-25, M Feb 9, 2014

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    The Name Of This Group Is Inspiring

    Maybe it is my fears and insecurities that hold me back.   I don't have that impulse anymore to want to "try" I only try hard if I feel like the other option is something that can get me killed.  
    journeytowhere journeytowhere 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2010

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    How Is It....?

    i believe that i am at times insecure about how i look how i may seem to others . I hold back a lot but this is just from life experience of not wanting to get hurt. Im detached from everything and everybody, but im still there to help. I just dont feel that hold onto things that...
    brownfl66 brownfl66 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2009

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    Sharokabs Sharokabs 22-25, F May 8, 2014

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    Leading A Suppressed Life.

    I am a 21 year old guy from India. Ever since i was a teenager i was mentally abused by my father,mother and my brother.I used to really love programming and used to sit in front of my PC to hone my skills but this seemed to **** of my family members.they thought that i was...
    alonedreamer alonedreamer 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    I Will Never Allow My Fears To Paralyze Me Ever Again.

    In the past I have let my fears  paralyze me completly and I wasnt living my life to the extent I wanted I will not allow it to ever happen again because I am tired of settling for what life throws at me! I do frear eveything but that will not stop me from loving life and just...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 46-50, F Apr 23, 2011

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    Because...

    ...guess what? Everything you can possibly say to me or about me I have already said about myself. I know I'm not gorgeous, brilliant, rich, successful, charming, etc- all the things society says we must be in order to be well-liked. But I am a human being, I do my best to...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Enough Is Enough.

    I will not let my fears of other people's opinions get to me any more. I feel like being in constant fear all the time of what others mite think limits your ability to find true happiness within. I will not let fear limit my opportunities in life anymore. I feel like if more...
    Alwaysandforever11 Alwaysandforever11 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    While You Are Out There,Swimming,In The Deep.....

    the very reason that i joined the group*i will not let my fears and insecurities hold me back* rather than*i am horribly insecure* assures me that i am on the right track. but having said that, i am 18 now...pulled up my socks to break free and face the REAL WORLD ,out there,you...
    whosthatgal whosthatgal 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    Why Can't I Accept That I Finally Have Someone Who Loves Me, Why Do I Still Get Insecure An Fearful?

    So as the title says...I seem to be having trouble accepting that I am finaly...truly and deeply loved by my current signicant other. There are very good reasons for why this is...and I will admit that I am partially to blame for my current insecurities and scars/problems. I...
    lonelysoul34974 lonelysoul34974 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    It'S Fear

    What feelings I have had, the sadness I felt when I cried alone late at night. I could not explain what caused it or what specifically that had happened recently to cause such an empty feeling. Am I not satisfied with my life? With my relationship? However, looking deep...
    C00kiecrumble C00kiecrumble 31-35, F May 24, 2013

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    I Hope...................eventually. :(

    At this point I am full of fears & am very insecure. I don't know if I'll ever get to the point where they don't hold me back to some point.... But I'm hoping that eventually I'll be able to at least do a bit more with my life. I would like to get married, have my own family...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29, 2009

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    I Will Not

    No, I will not let my fears and worries hold me back.  I'm gonna fight for myself.
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    I Need To Move Forward

    I need to stop worrying about the ones I love hating me or being mad at me. I have a lot of very bipolar people in my life that will one day be very very kind and caring and loving and then next just turn around and blame absolutely everything on me.  I think what i need...
    joeysemtex joeysemtex 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2010

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    The Desert

    Life is like a desert... lots of piques and valleys. Many of us have had the misfortune of being abused (in various ways) by the world around them. I am living proof that if you live in spite of everyone's wishes, you can and will succeed. I remember times of being beaten in...
    BlackSuperman BlackSuperman 36-40, M 2 Responses May 28, 2012

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    I thought this site was supposed to make me

    feel better but now i feel worse
    Heroguy03 Heroguy03 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    Destruction

    Every day, I get closer to the final destruction of fears, curses and all that has held me back. I am closer to finally swinging the sword of truth into the jugular of lies, hypocrisy, hate and foolishness. To finally see the death of it all makes my heart flutter. I feel great...
    BlackSuperman BlackSuperman 36-40, M Jun 24, 2012

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    Come a Long Way

    So, wow, I've come a long way with this - many people are shocked when they find out I struggle with self confidence becuase it really doesn't show sometimes.  But it cuases me a lot of anxiety & holds me back sometimes -- well (makes it hard to apply for a job/work for...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 3 Responses May 1, 2009

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    Snapping And Popping!

    I am wearing on my wrists ...rubberbands. *smile* .... lol... i looked at what i typed and instead of wrists i had waists...yeah buddy!...okok....Serious here again... I am wearing these red rubberbands to help me control my worrying over things that i can not change or just...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 12 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I have had a couple of days off here, and I needed time to myself. Just to think and get some of myself back. I will do that occasionally, and for my sanity I need to. So I have...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 20

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    I hold back because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings my moth just won't open I try to speak what I really feel it just don't happen
    luvps luvps 31-35, M Feb 10

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    Sometimes I hold back on my feelings because I feel as if it's a sign of weakness
    hoyee hoyee 18-21, M Feb 11

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    I veil I've life is too short to not share how you feel about someone! Even though the last time kind of backfired on me, I will still keep on doing it...
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This is so childish... but I'm human... I think a friend of mines is developing a habit of growing interest in guys that I show an interest in... I know that I will never approach...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F Feb 10

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 5

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    I'm not going to pretend it doesn't exist. Or forget about it. Sure it was bad, but because of my past I've become this person I am today.
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F Feb 5

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    I do, because I'm afraid of rejection and bullying. I don't show anything of what i feel. People think I'm cold and have lack of emotions, they sometimes even think I've autism...
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F Feb 10

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    because I know he wont accept wbat I say......
    FunTimeGirl17 FunTimeGirl17 36-40, F Feb 11

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    Because you never want to hurt them, you appreciate your friendship/relationship more than just saying a comeback, even if its against your family! However theyd just seem keen on...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    It has caused me to have nightmares of myself yelling to a family member many many times and even people I thought were close to me. But could never say out loud.
    Anonymous9065 Anonymous9065 18-21, F Feb 11

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    Just when you wait for too long (an hour or so) it hurts after the climax. You?
    DehFinn DehFinn 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Cutting hair started as a hobby for me! I have always enjoyed doing hair for friends and thought many times about going to school to be a stylist! My dad always wanted us to go...
    BigE47 BigE47 46-50, M Feb 15

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    Perfect you? Yes...Perfect Me? Well Maybe... Perfect as two...oh such a nice thought...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Feb 21

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    Would you know what to do when you finally felt contentment? Felt happiness, simply in the moment with another person. Could you allow yourself that love? Let all your fears...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    dear me, time is really tough right now, things arent going where we want them to.. it seems as if what we want is out of our grasps.. we both know how hard it is to hold back the...
    dearestL dearestL 22-25 6 days ago