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I Am Afraid of Failing At Everything I Attempt to Do

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    It Holds Me Back From Joining a Sports Team.

    this is the only thing that is keeping me from joining my school's or my city's swim team. i'm afraid i won't be good enough.  
    itsjlbruhh itsjlbruhh 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    Long Story Short...

    i dont know what im going to do with my life, im going to be a high school senior and so far i am afraid to decide what to do as far as a carrer goes cause im scared ill fail at anything i try and will end up wasting my time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    Thrown In The Spotlight

    People expect me to do a lot that I'm to scared to do. Because of all these forced situations i haven't been able to control my anxiety recently. My panic attacks have been getting worst, i started vomiting and shaking violently. Its not the normal things that make me scared...
    xxMUSHKAxx xxMUSHKAxx 16-17, F Jul 5, 2013

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    FALLINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!

    one of the reasons i'm so shy and quite. i remember my last fall it felt like someone pulled the rug from out beneath me. i cried a lot i felt very insicure. i keep feeling like it's going to happen again. soon. i have a little project of my own to get back what i want and i feel...
    gothicromantic gothicromantic 16-17, F Jul 10, 2009

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    Im Afraid I Wont Make It

    Im 19 and basically my life has been flipped upside down recently..over the past 2 months too much has happened. i was a drug addict, not bad but to the point where i was ******* everything up in my life. I almost lost the love of my life.. i dropped out of college.. lost my job...
    Jcappello913 Jcappello913 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    Fear...

    Fear can be so suffocating. I don't know how to get over this fear of failure. The worst thing for me is that I tend to interpret the weirdest, smallest things as a failure.
    tqoftu tqoftu 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    Failure

    Am I wrong... or isn't everyone always afraid at failure? No one wants to suffer humiliation or fail at what they do.
    HoldMe HoldMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2009

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    I'm Afraid Of Failing

    Afraid of failing,That's me,It seems,Everything,I attempt to do,Comes crashin' down,It frightens me,Life like this,No life at all!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Jun 29, 2012

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    I actually don't care anymore I'm not going to be saved anyway, lol. I just lost control, about everything
    kittykira kittykira 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I reach out, then pull back. I'm like a rubber band that bounce, never going forward. I don't know why I am like this. I want to be strong, so I tell myself that I will do things...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Sep 22

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    I want to find a man who will give me calm, love, happiness, who will never give me up.I am afraid to spend the rest of my life alone and unhappy.
    ScarlettMelanie84 ScarlettMelanie84 31-35, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    The fears and thoughts in my head control me. Why do I have more negative thoughts than positive. One of the fears I have most is school and which major to pick. I'm scared to pick...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Not afraid but i don't love anyone. I just love myself, i spend my all time with myself cause i don't like to have any friends, i solve my problems by myself, talk to myself, i do...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 23

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    Can you answer who are you?Forget your this Identity..totally submurge your ego with a question mark (?) and go to flash back..can you see something else?No, i am going to discuss...
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Few weeks ago, I tried again. This was my third attempt and failed again, well that's the useless **** up I am. Once again no one cared, but i expected that anyway. I just don't...
    Ariadne11 Ariadne11 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    We've been content to carry you a high quality e cigarette liquid in incredible flavors now in 30ml bottle. The liquid nicotine, also called the Nicotine e juice or e cig liquid...
    John7273dxq1 John7273dxq1 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have always been a very quiet & sensitive person, and I do not like talking to people. Talking to people gives me bad anxiety. I really hate speaking up because I feel that...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 23

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    I put this fake smile on, and say everything is fine, because I never learned how to express myself and always got told to shut up and don't bother them, when growing up. :'(
    theghostofsabotage theghostofsabotage 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Everything happens for a Reason but the thing is, people rather not Reason why things happen. There is always a cause and effect to any situation and what I've learned 22 yrs on...
    msrockray msrockray 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid of giving my everything when falling in love with this guy and later finding out he's not a good guy. I'm scared to give my all and later be played and thrown away...
    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    This is what happens when I like someone here...actually vented all my anger on him and then he happens to be attractive IMO and he doesn't find me attractive totally killed my...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm afraid of losing my dog. He's 5 but he will be 6 in 4 months. He's always been there with me, by my side through everything and he means the world to me. I honestly don't know...
    lovemecauseineedit lovemecauseineedit 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm afraid of getting attached because I always get that saying in my mind that says "people are in your life either temporary or permanently" & at that point it's scary for me to...
    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I never really talk to anyone about my feelings or things that worry me. I keep everything to myself. I never cry in front of people (even my closest ones), I act like everything's...
    cyanesque cyanesque 22-25, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm afraid that I'll end up alone. I'm afraid of being sad for the rest of my life. I'm afraid of bugs. I'm afraid my mother will get tired of me- that EVERYONE will get tired of...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    okay i was dating this guy for 3 and the half years we broke up because i couldn't take it anymore. he broken my heart in did everything he can do to me. so now that i'm slowly...
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I believe everything happens for a reason. Whether it's good or bad, there is a reason behind it. It could change you for the better or for the worse but all you need to know is...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    In my past in relationships I wasn't very loyal. But now that I'm older(35) I want love n be loved.I don't know if it will happen. I'm a single mother... I work hard .. I lose jobs...
    loyal4him loyal4him 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't think people are afraid of falling in love, i think that people are afraid to meet someone who they already have met last year or the last time they broke up with. And the...
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F Sep 23

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    I'm afraid that if I ever got together with my crush, people would try to split us up. I'm afraid of ill-willed people spreading rumors and lies about us. I'm afraid of losing the...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Sep 29

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    As much as I truly want to experience someone mentally physically emotionally & spiritually. I am so afraid. Afraid of not being enough, if not getting the love right back. I...
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F Oct 12

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    For my 13th birthday I believed that it would be a great idea to attempt a séance with my friends. At this point in my life we were very into the show Charmed. It was actually...
    csparklin csparklin 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    nothing has changed since all of this begun...every effort i make to return to god only makes things worse...i have prayed, tried to stand on faith, cried[still do] begged and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 21

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    I so want to admire myself for being brave and not hiding myself so I don't get hurt but I can't because I'm afraid. I don't try to be someone I'm not...I'm not a phony. That would...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Sep 21

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    I am very much afraid of this girl I really like saying no, I like her A LOT, I really want to be with her but I am afraid, I have told her how i feel about her, help?
    JeremyRamm JeremyRamm 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 22

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    Traces of musical heritage in Salzburg date back to the Middle Ages. In the late 14th century, the "Monk of Salzburg" wrote a hundred music of which only the textual content is...
    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I had the biggest crush on my friend since 8th-11th grade and I told him how I felt but he said he wasn't ready for a relationship, I was fine with that but then I started asking...
    LostCause LostCause 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I don't think I'm afraid of it, I think I'm afraid of what will happen whilst I'm there. I think it's just the initial fear of trying something new and not knowing exactly what it...
    ChloeMiller ChloeMiller 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Facing a clock on how much time I have left, I'm not afraid to go...I am afraid of not having someone to hold my hand while I pass, but as it grows nearer, I've even started to...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    I don't like being alone, because that's the moment my thoughts start getting darker, my heart feel heavy and my life becomes a waste of everything. When I'm alone every little...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    My dad is 69 and I am 24. He is everything to me and I love him more than anything in the world. I am obsessed and totally consumed with the fear he might die. I am so insecure and...
    Annajuliett Annajuliett 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I am afraid of being turned down, but I think I am more afraid of being hurt. The few times I've asked a girl out, I felt like I was standing way out on a swaying branch. I mean...
    Hellcat43 Hellcat43 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I just don't want it to happen again... So many of my friends have abandoned me when things have gotten rough for me just because they didn't want to deal with it. On top of that...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Sep 28

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    I am scared of death but mostly it scares me to think where my soul will go. I mean I believe in God and pray to him but I don't go to Church because I work on the weekends so I'm...
    Moonstripe1993 Moonstripe1993 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm Jacob, 18 years old and have a pathological fear of rejection. From about the age of 9, my parents - especially my mum - would compare me to other kids in my class. She...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 8 Responses Oct 4

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    of everything in this world :/
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I'm not really afraid of singledom nor am I afraid to be a single parent but with my lack of experience I'm sure it'd drive any guy away. I try to think of the positives about...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    This photo I took during a not so fun time in life. I am afraid of my own darkness. I have a temper that I can't control and a sadness so great. I lose all control. And that is...
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 1 Response