Listen, honestly no matter what the age, from 5 to 45 you go through these problems. My family for example has had major problems, and through these problems I will become a better person. My father is an alcoholic which is very difficult for any child to cope with but as I mature in life I see how this is preparing me for the things that lie farther down the road. It is seriously difficult to prevail from having such an overtaking thing like that. Every night I come home and he is drinking and I have to use skills in which I normally wouldn't have to use to be able to help with him with his addiction. We are still, together, bettering him and the problem he is facing. As I'm typing this I can here him "cracking a cold one" and it just makes me think, what challenges does God have for me to overcome and rise up to be a better person? Through the process of when I first realized that he had an addiction around seventh grade I've tried so hard to try to hold back my real feelings, but we have to realize that everything happens for a specific reason. whether the obstacle you are facing is small or large you need to realize that you can overcome it no matter what.
I always have these little voices in my head telling me that I'm not good enough, telling me that I'm not smart enough, no strong enough, but I don't think that those voices realize that all they are doing is helping me...not hurting me. All they do is motivate me to work harder so I can get good enough, be smart, be strong enough, no matter what those voices say I keep working harder and harder until I know that I can absolutely and indefinitely accomplish anything and everything I could possibly want to!
Now I know that everyone has those voices that try to tear them down but the key to success is to just not listen to them at all. By bettering yourself you and causing yourself to become more motivated, self confident, enthusiastic. You could say that you climbing the ladder of self-improvement. AS of right now where do you stand on the ladder? At the bottom? There is only one way to go if so, and that's only up. Or do you stand in the middle? Where there is no reason to look back since that isn't the direction your going. No matter where you stand, tell yourself that there is only room for improvement. There is never room for failure not matter what you do. In life any and all challenges that you face are only there to help you...the only thing that they will cause you do to is develop as a person and cause self-improvement.