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Why can't I do anything right?

22 Answers
Last Updated: 09/03/2018 at 11:21am
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Stacey Kiger, LPC

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Top Rated Answers
February 16th, 2016 1:51am
You don't do everything wrong; it may feel as if, but really, you don't. This feeling commonly happens when you have depression or do something important wrong. Mistakes happen.
July 18th, 2016 12:51am
Because without the wrong things the rights things won't have as big an impact. We need the bad to make the good even better :)
April 19th, 2015 5:43pm
Who said you can't do anything right? As long as you're trying, and giving it your 100% effort, then you're fine.
April 16th, 2015 3:17am
When you look at a rainbow, you don't just focus on one of the colors. The red part may be red and nothing else, but there's orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. When you put all of those things together, it's beautiful, isn't it?
July 19th, 2016 4:00pm
Thinking this way is as self-destructive as any thought can get, and yet it is so hard for those of us with anxiety or depression to get rid of this idea that we are destined for failure. The best tool I have used to defeat this thought is with the word "yet". "I am not good at...." is framed so much better with "yet" "I am not good at....YET" Life is beautiful, and you can ALWAYS change it for the better. It starts with our thoughts, and we at 7Cups are here for you all along the way.
September 6th, 2016 11:24am
Because you have the attitude that drags you down. Instead of thinking "I can't do this", try thinking "Hm, okay, let's try and whatever happens, happens", and don't nag yourself down if you fail a few times, it only makes it worse. I hope this helped and that you are well! :)
April 4th, 2015 3:11am
But you can, my friend! Things in life take practice, patience, and belief in yourself. You certainly are doing things right in your life; you made it this far!
July 4th, 2017 12:39am
too much self-criticism and too high expectations, also thinking that one cannot do anything right comes up particularly when the mind and body are exhausted. rest helps to see the things we did right in the past right. focusing on small tasks with a high chance to succeed help to boost our ego.
May 22nd, 2015 2:12pm
Just because your are think of it at these way. You do it all the things correctly but think about it as wrong way. Don't judge your self by others point of view. Be your self.
November 15th, 2017 4:09am
I've been in your shoes. when i was in this place i went to god for help and things immediately got better. focus on the good to override the bad
November 13th, 2017 8:39pm
It might seem like you can't do anything right sometimes, but try to notice things that you did do right. Maybe at the end of each day you can write down three or four things you did right that day, even if they are small things. It can help you to see yourself in a more positive light.
December 21st, 2015 12:14pm
Because there's some fear trying to stop me from putting my effort to its fullest. Once i overcome that, i can do things right
February 7th, 2017 7:13am
It's not that you're doing everything wrong, you might just be overlooking things or seeing situations worse than they may be. It isn't easy to overcome this thought but taking time alone to think about things can help.
May 23rd, 2016 6:34am
Nothing is right. You just have to learn to be wrong sometimes to then become better. Nobody is perfect.
October 27th, 2015 1:49am
That is an impulse thought. Breathe. Think of a goal plan. That's what I do. Set out what you can do. what you may can do and what you want to do. The negative can be left behind but I promise it feels good checking one of those off every day or so
July 4th, 2016 10:52am
Concentrate on doing something that you are good at. At the same time, try to do new things. Learning is a life-long process, it doesn't happen overnight. Just hang in there!!
October 27th, 2015 10:19am
you need to think what is making you feel like this,talk to someone .Where did these feelings stem from?
May 27th, 2015 11:19pm
Because maybe you underestimate yourself being you, saying u always do something bad or u will be fail which u not yet do the activity yet
April 22nd, 2018 10:22pm
Just try ur the end its all that matters
April 18th, 2016 11:59am
You need to focus your mind on something other than negative thoughts like that. Re-orient yourself to think optimistically and you will find that you do many things right!
September 3rd, 2018 11:21am
What do you mean by "you cant do anything right"? Have you spoken to anyone about how you feel? You're not alone. Its important to talk and express how you feel. Its ok to ask for help. Here at 7 cups of tea, we are here to listen to you without judgement. Send me a message if you would like talk or a listening ear. I will try my best to listen and support you. Have you spoken to a medical professional about how your feeling? Have you been diagnosed wirh any physical or mental disability? Do you suffer with depression or anxiety?
February 10th, 2018 11:09pm
Hey it is alright to feel how you’re feeling. I often feel this way for a variety of different reasons. I think it just depends what you do with that feeling. Sometimes for example, I will lash out and self pity which makes it not fun for people around me. Sometimes I reflect on the feeling and uncomfortably sit with it. Anyways point is it’s ok to feel this way it will change when you feel comfortable being with the feeling.