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Do you ever feel like you are not good at what you do?

  1. SportsBetter profile image76
    SportsBetterposted 5 years ago

    Do you ever feel like you are not good at what you do?

  2. Ellana317 profile image78
    Ellana317posted 5 years ago

    Absolutely... Ok or good enough maybe but good at it altogether, nope.  This feeling of discomfort has led me to seek out what it is that I am truly called to do.

    1. SportsBetter profile image76
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That makes perfect sense.

  3. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    I'm a parent full time. I'm not sure if it is possible to be a parent and not have moments where you feel like you aren't so good at it. If I raise my voice or get angry with my children I feel as if I am not good at parenting. However with a moment of calm and rational thinking I remember I am only human and can not be perfect.

  4. SidKemp profile image94
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    Yup! I felt that way earlier today. Writing is what I do, and by all measures, I'm very good at it. But, earlier today, I felt very insecure and like I wasn't good at all and like I wouldn't want to publish. But I stayed with writing, finished the draft of the hub, and also stayed with the feeling and saw why I felt that way. That led me to look deeper and do better writing than I have before.

    1. SportsBetter profile image76
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, I work a normal job and write on the side.  After putting minimal effort into my writing, I decided that to be effective I need to put all of my attention to every detail.  It pays to work hard on your writings.

  5. diplorging profile image75
    diplorgingposted 5 years ago

    I am a computer programmer, and that can be very annoying because so many times something is not working and I have no idea why. But on the good days, I fell so good to being able to do what I'm doing so it's worth it.

    1. SportsBetter profile image76
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know exactly what you mean. Even though I am not a programmer, every once in a while I would design a website.  Bugs always occur.  It can get so frustrating, sometimes it will take me all day to fix the simplest thing.

    2. diplorging profile image75
      diplorgingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, and sometimes it takes so long to discover so many obvious errors, but generally, it's worth the effort

  6. howlermunkey profile image89
    howlermunkeyposted 5 years ago

    I can relate to diplorging's answer. I'm basically a problem solver.  Some days I feel like I'm on fire, and some days I feel like I'm "stuck in the mud". I just try to make sure I have more days where "I'm on fire" smile.

    1. SportsBetter profile image76
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That applies to my problem also, thanks for the comment. Some days I'm on fire.  I just need to stay calm the days I'm not.

  7. Apostle Jack profile image61
    Apostle Jackposted 5 years ago

    I did when i was yet learning,but, confidence took the place of doubt.Trials and error  along with experience are major parts of knowing. We grow as we know ,that is what make one to know.... if they are on the mark or far from it.

  8. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    I strive to improve myself everytime when I encounter something I feel it is still not good enough. Life is ever learning education for me. I always do my best in whatever I am faced with and should the result is not satisfactory, I will make more attempt to achieve it.

    Other than that, I always believe what I do is the best I can ever achieve.

  9. whonunuwho profile image78
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    All I know is I keep trying and hope for the best. That is all any of us can do.

  10. Cristale profile image83
    Cristaleposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely. These are what I call my "down days" and most people will have them. Consecutive days with those feelings is not healthy. Seriously doubting yourself will also have serious consequences.

  11. CloudExplorer profile image78
    CloudExplorerposted 5 years ago

    Yes all the time, but I do believe it is a motivating factor in my life to not fell as if I have perfected anything, it keep me going, give me initiative, and makes me want to accomplish much more.

  12. dghbrh profile image76
    dghbrhposted 5 years ago

    Excluding parenting i don feel that I am not good at what I am doing. That includes my work and other hobbies.Being wife and maintaining other relationship I am quite satisfied with the level of my effort. Then it depends on the other people whether they are happy with me. But about that factor I am not so concerned as I care to put my maximum effort then rest will result as per their level of satisfaction.
    But parenting is a different matter altogether. Sometimes I feel I am quite good at it but some times I am very confused as what should I do....should I be very strict or should I be a relaxed mom. The confusion arises as may be for the concern of bringing up my child.
    Good question.

  13. SkySlave profile image82
    SkySlaveposted 5 years ago

    Some times i feel this way sure. Then i realize that im thinking negatively, and that its more constructive to see the positives in all that you do. I spent enough time beating myself up for things i've done it my life and it never got me anywhere. So i try to stick to the bright side of things.

  14. ChitrangadaSharan profile image55
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    I do everything with full sincerity and to the best of my ability. People around me feel that I am very  good. But I know there is always scope for more improvement in all cases I suppose. Sometimes, I feel afterwards, that I could have done still better.