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I Will Not Let My Fears and Insecurities Hold Me Back

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 507 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M Feb 9, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F May 24, 2013

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    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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    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 41-45, F Apr 23, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sharokabs Sharokabs 22-25, F May 8, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 26, 2014

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    I thought this site was supposed to make me

    feel better but now i feel worse
    Heroguy03 Heroguy03 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Many times because of fear of rejection. Sometimes holding back is a good thing and a necessary thing, but if the only motivation is to protect self from rejection it is the wrong...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I hold back because of my fear of anyone throwing the past in my face and I hate that
    ShaniBerle ShaniBerle 22-25, F Jan 11

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    I don't want to hold back. I only do because I know you can't handle it.
    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I promised if I could have him till today, I would return him ,,she let me have him ,,I kept my word ,,but it sure was hard . She said the states attorney said until rights...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 5

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    I think i got rejected by the guy i like... Ive never been rejected before... I spent a whole day in college trying not to cry ive been smiling and trying to hold it back all day...
    MyLife0778 MyLife0778 16-17, F Jan 6

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    I went through this whole weird break before becoming a freshman where my ex girlfriend left me for my best friend. Unfortunately she was very good friends at the time and so was...
    JOJOMCGEEE JOJOMCGEEE 13-15, M Jan 11

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    It's been months since I was on EP. I am not sure why I logged in this morning. I was going to say tonight since I have not gone to bed yet. Life has been very interesting for me...
    1petitegreeneyes 1petitegreeneyes 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 4

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    As you go through life, there are always going to be people who think theirs is the only opinion that counts! These people often make an awful lot of noise! Thus, any opinion you...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 11

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    That is my way of getting over things now. Life is just to short.
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Have you ever felt so special to someone? Treated like a princess? Someone will do everything just to make you happy? Be their world and let you feel how much they love you?I met...
    AngelsBroughtMeHere AngelsBroughtMeHere 22-25, F Jan 2

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    I will answer any personal question go on ask away don't hold back
    luvps luvps 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Hey you! Yeah! YOU! Ask me something! anything! Don't hold back!
    Zaidrie Zaidrie 16-17, M Jan 9

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    I'm Ready....and Go. No need to hold back, and please don't expect a long *** answer to your long *** questions. Simple and precise.
    navyson89 navyson89 22-25, M Jan 11

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    i will let you lick me all. and a great passionate romance all night long.
    YaminMalik YaminMalik 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Last year was a game changer for me..i left my boyfriend of five years last February. It was difficult to do but I don't regret it. It took me over a year to work up the courage...
    lambkin lambkin 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    1) I will tell you the absolute truth about anything. If you ask me if I think you're fat I'll honestly answer. Or if I did something deemed as bad. 2) I know if I am at fault...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Jan 17

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    Here are some of my resolutions and goals in general, not just because it's a new year. The feeling of a new year is exciting because there is possibility for change, improvement...
    Eastcoastgirl2 Eastcoastgirl2 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I want to put with heart of mine away behind a prison wall and lock it away....it makes me feel and do such foolish things....it makes me try and please everyone and make "them...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Letter 5 Dear Steve it's 2015 and I have survived 2014 despite your best efforts to stop me. I enter 2015 knowing things are far from resolved and there are many battles yet to...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 1