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I Will Not Let My Fears and Insecurities Hold Me Back

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

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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 41-45, F Apr 23, 2011

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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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Sharokabs Sharokabs 22-25, F May 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    That past you once lived, those tears you once cried, the problems that burdened you, that pain you've experienced day in and day out...let not those past feelings invade your...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M Dec 11

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    Thing is...you often don't realize until after the fact that you are somebody's backup plan. Red flags should not ignored. Don't wait around for someone to make up their mind...
    theSusanQ theSusanQ 51-55, F Dec 1

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    Sadly only in the real world. On here, I say exactly what's on my mind. Maybe I should take a leaf out of this site into real life.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Dec 13

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    I'm just a mess of a person. Nobody should trust me or even come near me. I wish I never changed though but now it's just another thing I have to live with..
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 3 Responses Nov 29

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    To my angel. You left. I accept that. I will let you go. I will let u do what u need to do. We were amazing together but it wasnt what you wanted. I am letting u go. To be free...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    No need to hold back, friends! I will answer any question.
    Leopard3487 Leopard3487 18-21, F 17 Responses Dec 9

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    Ask away! Don't hold back, give me your best ones.
    protographer15 protographer15 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    If I could go back, I would stop myself from getting into almost every relationship I've ever been involved in. They have pretty much all been mistakes if I'm honest with myself...
    wendybird23 wendybird23 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    More and more people are suffering from sore and aching back pains, and many do not know how to find relief. Fortunately, there are some sure means for alleviating pain in your...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M Dec 15

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    Flat out, I believe whole heartedly in "Equal pay for equal work and qualifications" regardless of gender or ethnicity. To back up my conviction, I have been passed up for...
    CaptainRoberts CaptainRoberts 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    Dear angel Okay so a lot has happened in the last week. Things I would not have imagined it in my wildest dreams. The things i have done was unacceptable. My fear of losing u was...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 16

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    Have you ever felt, if you could somehow take back your words immediately after you made that foolish comment to someone you cared, said something to the one you loved or written...
    lightislove lightislove 41-45, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I might list 20 now, though I'll come back later and might list 20 more.... anyway here we go.. 1) the heat - I can't stand the heat 2) loud people on transport - I think it's...
    dddd3333 dddd3333 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I hate small talk. I want to hear about your childhood, your favorite scents, what types of music you like, your religious views, where you want to live when you retire, what keeps...
    Lucca909 Lucca909 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm incapable of dropping the torch for you. It's kind of a living hell. Last night you were waiting for me in my dreams. I would picture you, the past, your presence in that place...
    idleheart idleheart 31-35, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Let me speak from my heart, Lets set them apart Mind and heart. Ideologies, trying to live under a philosophy, of staying strong, moving on Dodging my fears so i can look back...
    lionsfrombirth lionsfrombirth 22-25, M Dec 9

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    Preparing for the final goodbye. For myself and my family. He doesn't care what I have to say or how he's broken me. But I will write it. I will start this year trying to break...
    mmarno mmarno 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 19

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    My life doesn't not suck, but I don't really like it ; I'm alwyas working to get better and better, I've reached some of my small goals, but it's the bigger ones that scare the...
    ZAINna ZAINna 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    No really, you seem like a wonderful guy. Trust me though, you don't really want to date me. Here's how it goes: everything starts out new and fun, as it should. We're both happy...
    yeg88 yeg88 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    I've battled insecurities all my life. Some days are worse than others but they're always lingering. I'm getting better with them but I think I still have a long way to go.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 14