Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Half Empty-Half-Full
Youre emotions are valid. I can relate with wanting to running away from everything and never ever looking back. The more I get out of the house the harder it seemed. You have weaknesses and strengths try to focus on your strengths as everyone struggles with weaknesses and limitations. Your brain will come up reasons as to why you should make assumptions and associations based on fear, then the your thoughts validate your emotions. It can be a lifelong constant battle and if you struggle with depression of any sort it will make you feel like your progress is hindered as the more you try to get out of the slope. Fear of failure is a common fear but it can also become a self fulfilling prophecy. If you expect to fail its more likely to happen though they are learning experiences and feeling like a failure is a terrible terrible feeling. I hated it. I tried not to dwell on it and did the best I could to think rationally, realistically, and postively, though with mental disorders theirs a tendency to have so many common cognitive distoritions that spiral out of control and need to be identified so you can challenge them. I struggled seeing everything with black and white thinking and focusing maximizing on the weaknesses and failures, past, regrets, and then feel awful while minimizing the positive and strengths or disqualifying altogether. It takes time, and the good news youre very very young so you still have time to change things for the better.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence and than success is sure," Mark Twain