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I Wish I Was More Motivated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 445 People

    So Much to Do....

    I do wish I was more motivated - it seems that instead of getting more motivated as I get older, I get less motivated.  Not to be too hard on myself, I have been going through a rather rough time for the last couple of years and this year has probably been the worst so far...
    AnalyticalAly AnalyticalAly 41-45, F May 13, 2009

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=9z4Kft47kBM ^^^^^^^^^^ this is what my coaches play for everyone in our gym during tumbling and cheer, It helps 110% because it's just so motivating, our practices without it is just horrible, we drop stunts, bail on tumbling, because we have no motivation,
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Sep 20, 2014

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    Motivated

    I have all these great ideas and plans on doing things in my life but the one thing I am lacking is motivation.  I just cannot get myself going on some things in life and then I get depressed then I end up sitting around doing nothing, eating to comfort myself...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 1 Response May 27, 2009

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    There Are Times When I Wish...

    There are times when I wish I had an extra bit of amount of motivation to help me get through something.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5, 2009

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    I Need to Clean My Apartmen...

    I need to clean my apartment, donate/sell a bunch of things taking up space in my home, get my finances in order, etc.  I just don't have the energy to get started most of the time.
    pinkdragonrider pinkdragonrider 31-35, F 1 Response May 5, 2009

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    More Motivated

    More motivated,Wish i was,I'm tried,All this crap,Surely,Someday,I'll sort this out.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    It's Confusing

    It's strange.  I have goals and things I'd like to do, but I'm always drawn away from them.  I make straight A's in school, but outside of that, I don't really do much.   When I get home, I always tell myself I should play my bass or write or do something...
    Onaquest Onaquest 13-15, M Jun 17, 2009

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    Initially Can'T Get Started...

    I really struggle to get motivated to do something, it can take me forever to talk myself into beginning it but once I begin I'm terrible, then I go totally over the top and get obsessed with perfection in the task.It seems I can only be one extreme or the other. Anyone else...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    If you work hard enough

    and don't lose sight of your dreams they will come true, but most people usually give up on this because they deem it as "impossible". Nothing is impossible. You just have to learn to take the step forward and never look back. Times may be rough, and there will be moments in...
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F Nov 26, 2014

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    Motivation

    yeah, i do wish i had this, at times, especially when I feel like, it doesn't all make sense. it probably would make me feel less confused..:p
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6, 2009

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    I've been wanting to get back In shape

    but I've been slacking off and I feel guilty about it and I've lost motivation
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    I have assignments due tomorrow

    and I didnt start on any of them. I am probably one of the few unmotivated people at my school. I will not budge unless I care. And the only way I will care if is I'm motivated. And the only way I can become motivated is if I genuinely love what I am doing, or if I'm angry...
    thelookinglass thelookinglass 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Ok jazzy you can do it scrape

    that *** up outa bed and cleannnn!! Excuse me but ******* hell what's wrong with me!!
    AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    Time To Wake Up..

    I'm not sure what's happened to me. Somewhere along the line, I lost my footing..and have been stumbling, aimlessly, my way through life the last few years. I stopped dreaming. I settled. If I think about it, I think this is the core of my present day unhappiness. Now, I am...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I Can'T Seem To Stop

    I am a freshman in college and the first in my family to even get to college, that is a lot of pressure. I just have not put in any effort to school, it feels pointless. I just want to lie down somewhere and disappear no papers, no need to get the best grades, no disappointing my...
    Whattodos Whattodos 18-21 Apr 11, 2013

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    Like the Logo Says.

    I really just don't have the motivation to do much at all. Basic "I need to do these things to survive comfortably" tasks are about all I feel like managing. I don't like going to work, I can't stand going to classes, even getting out of bed is a hassle some days. It's...
    b1alasdair b1alasdair 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 16, 2009

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    Motivation

    When I look back to the people I knew about thirty odd years ago I remember that thay were motovated in their chosen careers. There was a spark of energy, of enthusiasm which drove them on to accomplish the great things they did. I, on the other had was one of life's great...
    Ian1954 Ian1954 56-60, M Jul 5, 2013

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    I feel tired and lonely and stressed and I'm about ready to give up. Life wins.
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    That would be really helpful right now seeing as how I'm about to burst and im no where near home. I live in the city so I walk most places and I have several busy blocks to go...
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    i wish i could articulate things better,I wish I knew when to use a coma or a period? or a question mark..I wish i didnt have to re read what i had just written in order to...
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    When I was 18 I became pregrant by my boyfriend who at that time was a sweet man. We moved in together, and I found out differently. I was choked, beat, kicked, and even forced to...
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    I could to the remember when this was this price and that was this price type of story. It's all about the times people,accept the reality and look for the bargains in life.I don't...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    Here's my story now it's a hard story and I hope it's the right thing to do and post it on here for people mainly young girls as myself to be careful I need to let it out So me and...
    MyPreciousHeart MyPreciousHeart 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    happy holi to all ppl ot there this is the festival of colors and i wish may it color all your lives and bring happiness and prosperity.
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F Feb 21

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    One of my dear ep friends gave a special birthday gift... 10 wishes.... Hmmmm..... Thinks deeply.... Ok..... 1. I wish 🌠 for peace... World peace ✌.. Personal peace...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    On this great day I wish happy valentines day to all my friends and members here in EP and around the world > I wish no breakup and tears today to my sisters and brothers > I...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    My girlfriend and I had a fight today. I'm posting this for feed back from men or women. I'll try to make it as unbiased as possible. We fight a lot... So much so that I feel...
    Eridanis Eridanis 36-40, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    i think about my boyfriend all of the time. i wish i could stop sometimes. i've always had anxious thoughts but i've been working on it and i thought i was getting better... until...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I wish I could bring you back.. Time is flying by but I find myself still stuck at the same place. I can have the best day but still somewhere deep down I think about you. I think...
    endlesslyyyforever endlesslyyyforever 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I had wanted to be a force of positive and good in peoples lives. I fear that I have failed this miserably lately. I am truly sorry for any hurt I have caused. On this valentines...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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