Does anyone else find themselves setting unrealistic expectations for themselves, and then failing to meet them - and disappointing everyone around them?

Not the same thing but I was studying to pass my GED because my Nmom said that I couldn't, she was very insistent on the fact that she believed I was too dumb to pass it. So I felt like I had to pass it as soon as possible and at one point I had a mental breakdown because I was trying to do multiple subjects at once that I didn't even know existed. Even though I was doing fairly well, I wanted to do more. I wanted her to see that I could pass it.

I'm taking a small break now but I learned a very valuable lesson to not push myself to do something just because somebody else thinks that I can't. Fuck that shit, I'll do the GED program on my own time.

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