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Old 02-24-2008
 

i know this may seem a bit silly but sometimes when i get overwhelmed by my anxietys...........i sometimes get a weird feeling like evrything is ok

i am really bad at trying to explain things but what i am trying to say is that...........i have always that i am different but not always in a bad way, its almost like i have this feeling that one day i am going to achieve something brilliant and i truly believe that i will...............its really weird

and other times i feel like i am going to be one of those ppl who die young and that i am only here for a short time and need to make the most of it but cant because of my sp

i have noticed that a lot of ppl on here are really talented
eg: drawing, writing or great at giving advice to others

just wondering if anyone feels like there is so much more to them but cant quite put your finger on what it is?
or if you do know. what is it that makes you.......YOU ?
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Old 02-24-2008
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Maybe once I believed this, but not anymore. I don't feel there is a great purpose to everything. But I guess it is a blessing to be alive so we should make the most of it and try to enjoy it.
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Old 02-24-2008
 

I don't really felt destined to become someone great... but I always have this feeling that if I just become more confident and active... i know that I could become an achiever!... I especially feel this when I am faced in a desperate situation where I am forced to give my best in a task... because most of the time, it makes me achieve something that I don't usually achieve when I am in my usual self (sometimes it even goes beyond/ levels with the other talented people/achievers that I know). And everytime it happens, it doesn't fail to surprise myself and the people who knew me.

And so from those experiences, I was able to believe that "inner self of mine"... but then.... I don't really have that drive.... I mean, I tried to become more energetic for a change but then my laziness and procrastination always fails me. And i don't think I wanted to feel an extreme pressure just to awaken that "inner self"!
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Old 02-24-2008
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As a kid I might have thought this. Even though I was very shy, I suppose I believed in myself. Yes, back then at times I would think I could or I was destined to do great things.

But not anymore.. as I got older, I started to understand the reality of my situation.

Now I think about being rich or famous.. but I realise that to be great you either got to be very talented, aggressive or both. I don't think I am that talented, but more importantly I am not that ambitious or driven and I am certainly not aggressive.

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I think the idea that I may be something great is the only reason I'm still alive. Sure, I feel like shit now, and that I'm stuck in a hole or something, but there has to be a way out of this hole. Once I'm able to get out of this hole, I have to hope something great will come my way. Life can't be this shitty forever, and if it was, there would be no point at all...


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Old 02-24-2008
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What do you want? Read bio's of successful people, in whatever field, and they generally start young, and have an idea of what they want and work towards that.

Grandiose visions really don't mean anything if you can't back them up. Like, I might potentially be an amazing guitar player, but if I don't pick up a guitar and practice then I won't ever know...
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Old 02-24-2008
 

It's not about grandiose visions its about doing things now that will erupt into greatness when you move past this horrible time in your life. It's either that or kill myself, so I'll see what life has to offer...

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its about doing things now that will erupt into greatness when you move past this horrible time in your life.
Like what? things don't magically happen do they? Just like people don't magically get over sa if they keep on doing things the same
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Old 02-24-2008
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I always thought I was different from everyone else and destined for something big. But eventually I realised I'm not that different from anyone else and the chances of me being destined for something big are pretty small.

Yeah, I know I have certain talents that make me unique from some people but everyone does have atleast one thing that makes them different.

You really are no different or no more destined for great things than anyone else.
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Old 02-24-2008
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I used to think this when I was younger, but not any more. These days I view myself as having a lot of potential rather than greatness. Potential which hopefully one day (fingers crossed :wink: ), will be fulfilled.
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Old 02-24-2008
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Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. In my own mind I sorta give myself these Lipton-esque interviews imagining there's an audience filled with people who look up to me. But in reality I know that'll never happen unless I get over my SP and get some real confidence.

It's funny how natural I can be inside my own head, but once I actually say something to a real person, my thoughts fall apart.
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Old 02-24-2008
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God, I could of written your first post!

I feel exactly the same!

Some days I feel i'm going to go on to be something amazing, others I feel like i'm going to die young before I get there...and like I should be living life the the full.
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Old 02-24-2008
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i think i agree with they guy who said about reading successful peoples biographys, they all worked really really hard and literally dedicated thier lives to achieving what they wants, fcourse they had talent to go along with it.
oppurtunitys dont come to you when u make no effort to chase them, it usualy works when u chase something, and other things open up along the way.

if u think u have a talent...invest in it.
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Old 02-24-2008
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I used to think when I was younger (elementary, MS, HS) that someday I will do something extraordinary and that is why I was like this. I thought it would involve art or writing.

It was only in college that I realized that this was not going to happen if I didn't try and doing anything. I have been so busy with school work, work, and other stupid stuff that I have lost all my passion for the talent I had. And now I just can't find the energy to do it.

A part of me still thinks I am unique for how I am. It's not someone you meet everyday. Even though some people don't like it OR get it OR care for it. There has been a handful of people who have appreciated my character and made note of it.
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Old 02-24-2008
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God, I could of written your first post!

I feel exactly the same!

Some days I feel i'm going to go on to be something amazing, others I feel like i'm going to die young before I get there...and like I should be living life the the full.
same.
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Old 02-24-2008
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I used to feel or think I had some insane amount of potential I *knew* this, but due to whatever reasons I have never really thought more of it than the casual pick-me-up in terms of confidence. After a little thought inspired by this topic I have revived and remember the memory.

It is astounding... the way as a child considered this... potential, for these things are washed away when we grow older. I am amazed because this *life* is certainly childlike and unique to the younger of us, once again something that the boundries of so called society and modern knowledge seperates from most people. I touched on this memory, and I knew joy. The boundries we all bemoan about and shrouded as they are, are gone... this, this here is to be childlike and it is neither foolish or ignorant to be so, continue to be reasonable of course, a child does not touch something she knows to be hot, but to be respectful to all things and well... free. Incredible.

Haha, I so should make a blog one day... In all honesty this topic made me consider these things and well, thanks, it absolutely brought me out of a downer . (for those who want to consider this topic in the same light as I, consider Matthew 18 in the bible, your choice of course.)

[edit: To expand on my post here, it is my understanding that ALL children, all humans, have a inborn knowledge that it is possible to reach out and learn any subject/profession, it is essentially a primary quality in children, innocent enthusiasm, throughout the stages of growth due to social surroundings this quality is burried, extinguished even. More so for the downtrodden.]
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Old 02-25-2008
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When this happens to me it's more a mix of daydreaming and hope I'd say. Sadly, with anxiety and depression "just doing" something often doesn't work too well. If I'm lucky I'll get all fired up and devote my life to something for somewhere between 2 hours and a week before things come crashing down. It's especially annoying when I'm doing something I know I enjoy, but I'm so far down I wouldn't know fun even if it slapped me with an eskimo.
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Old 02-25-2008
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I can sort of connect with you on this one. I feel there is something there that truely may be great, well sometimes. Other times I think I'm just about the worst person on this whole planet. I don't know what it is though. A lot of people tell me to they really like some of the things I do. Sometimes I'll believe it, sometimes I won't.
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Old 02-25-2008
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I think that the 'great'est thing we can do is just be ourselves - be present and transparent in any given moment. What's greater than facing oneself and overcoming our own greatest barriers?

There are a lot of great artists, movie stars, singers, athletes, businesspeople, etc., but how many people on the planet are fearless or honest or present?
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Old 02-26-2008
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I have this exact feeling, the 9-5 world does not quench my thirst for life and I am either going to achieve all I am working for or crash and burn in a self destructive path.

What people are describing about emulating successful people and reading their biographies is part of what is subscribed by people who use neural linguistic programming which is a very interesting field.
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