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I Wish I Was More Motivated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 446 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    MastersRagDoll MastersRagDoll 18-21, F 16 Responses Feb 7

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    EndlessRiver EndlessRiver 41-45, M Feb 7

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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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    You may be shaking your head at this experience. I mean, what the heck would a 13-15 year old know about love? If I were somebody else, I’d brush this story aside into the...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15 6 Responses Feb 3

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    I was with my friend one night and while her parents were asleep, we snuck out the window. Three men jumped us. I think it was three... It could've been more. They used a drug to...
    DreamingOfInsomnia DreamingOfInsomnia 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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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    Ever since I was a little kid I knew I was different. I never imagined being married or dreamed of my wedding. I never pretended to have beautiful jewelry from a guy. I pretended I...
    cristy1989 cristy1989 22-25 Feb 12

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    I am tired of being a good person. I am tired of losing at everything. I wish I was a cheater like most people. I wish I was stupid. I wish I was greedy. I wish I was a good liar...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 8 Responses Feb 5

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    as3adsamy as3adsamy 22-25, M 33 mins ago

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    One christmas night, I dicide it to go see what my causin got for Christmas he was a bit drunk and had done drugs, then randomly he ask for a kiss i sed no. He keeped asking over...
    LuzMadrid LuzMadrid 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Yesterday morning, I had been up all night prepping for a hackathon up in NYC I was going to with two of my friends. We were planning on taking the train there, but unfortunately...
    addictedtoeverything addictedtoeverything 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I wish that I didn't have a life long medical problem. I wish that I didn't have anxiety and panic disorder. I wish I had a normal family, and not this dysfunctional mess. I wish I...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    I wish i was someone else right now,with a more exciting life,an enjoyable one..One kinda like the persons tumbr i was checking out..One where i had a cute boyfriend i looked like...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am...
    ashrock1990 ashrock1990 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I wish my ex would let my children go... I wish my ex would leave our lives... I wish my ex would go away... I wish my ex would give me custody and leave the state... I wish...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    How to make a very long story, very short? I dated a boy (we shall call him Darlin), a coworker, for 6 months. My high school sweetheart and best friend (who we shall call Bug...
    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 6 days ago

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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 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    If only I were so lucky. Although, I'd only wish it if I got to decide the weapon of choice. A quick shot to the head would be ideal. Why? 1. So I wouldn't have to do it myself. 2...
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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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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    The trusting smile she gave, a sweet invitation to come closer. I was flirting with paradise.. and that small embrace seemed like a new world where all my vulnerabilities came out...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    Unlike the Tin Man, I wish I didn't have a heart. I wish I was a cold empty being with no emotions. Emotions would be a unknown spectrum to me. Never knowing warmth nor love not...
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I know no emotion beyond love. a lot of people do not seem to understand what love is, and those who do, don't know how to explain or express it. love is not a feeling. love is a...
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I wish we were more free. wish there was no stupid set standard to study> goto college> get a job. and we could choose whether to seek wealth in this world or peace of mind or...
    fazeelahmed fazeelahmed 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I look at you with resentment more than anything. I can't stand being around you at times and I wish for one f'ing day you would care more about me. I deserve better, way better...
    BrokenCats BrokenCats 26-30, F Feb 14

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    i wrote this a week or so ago but decided to post it now. So today I went to see 50 shades of grey. I debated going or staying home while everyone went. I didn't want to go...
    lovemedearly lovemedearly 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    I wish more people would accept and understand me. Trying to figure yourself out is tough enough without people judging and making fun of you. Im lucky to have some great friends...
    Stressed14 Stressed14 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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