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I Am Afraid of Failing At Everything I Attempt to Do

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 7, 2009

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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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    I always fear that I will be judged by others

    if I fail at something. I feel like I let others down, when in reality it is me who I have let down and that should be the only person that matters in the situation. I have to consult others when I think up taking hobbies and doing activities. Its like I need others approval as...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    Hey guys I'm failing school.

    I want squall it's not like I want to fail school, what is seed I want to succeed. I parents right now. Everybody's even make everybody's losing hope even me. any tips on how to save myself
    TheSignOfLibra TheSignOfLibra 13-15, F Dec 12, 2014

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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 1 Response Jan 11, 2010

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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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    Every time I start to try something new,

    I do everything in my power to sabotage myself.
    4in1bodywife 4in1bodywife 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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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    I finally realize that fear was what was

    holding me back from living my life. It's preventing me from doing everything I want to do. I think it would be advantageous for me to just list my fears so that way I know what I'm dealing with. I'm afraid that I will never meet someone who loves me for my personality and is a...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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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    Ok so today I want to talk about the dreaded notion of failing and or rejection, we all have stories and fears we tend to hold on to our pain and focus less on what really matters...
    ChasingSuperman ChasingSuperman 26-30, M Apr 29

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    Considering I have failed with life so many times and as a failure I'm afraid of myself..
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    I'm about to embark on a new project after one that was met with marginal success and derision. My heart and my mind are gripped with fear. However, I am bouyed by the thought that...
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    last night my boyfriend told me that he's moving out of town soon. And I'm so freaking sad,mad,and confused and dissapointed at the moment. I dont know what to say to him,it hurts...
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    Health professions were so mean to me until I broke down and told them the truth. I am one of those people who was kind of doing two things at the same time when it came to...
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    There's going to be a chance where you might meet someone who's going to change the sight of everything. After everything has come through, the change won't be the same. Having a...
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    So I'm failing all my classes... I really couldn't care less anymore. I'm done with caring
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 3 Responses May 7

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    i want to kill myself because i feel like no one has a sense of understanding that i need in my life everyone in this household does not understand my feeling of the downess i have...
    myronjude myronjude 16-17, M 1 Response May 12

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    She hit me in my face. Why do Indian Hindus hate me? What have I done? I know it is because of caste that I have to suffer like this. I'm hurting and I know life will end abruptly...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 3

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    I've been struggling to move on from a guy for months and its upsetting me on a daily basis. Im rarely attracted to people but myself and this guy had lots in common and I've felt...
    TwinFoxes TwinFoxes 16-17, F 8 Responses May 9

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    when I was younger l was afraid to tell girls how I feel. so I still think about the ones that I liked and never said a word to l remember all of their names. I especially think...
    weadkeys weadkeys 46-50, M 2 Responses May 11

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    i almost forgot. i dont have nany fears but the ones i do are big ones. i am terrified of failure. in everything i am challenged with. relationships, work, kids, my own health...
    DiaLeigh DiaLeigh 26-30, F 3 Responses May 15

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    I've been married once and he ruined it after just 2 weeks into it. I continued to stay in a marriage for 3 years and it turned me into a really ugly person. Plus getting married...
    LUzunov LUzunov 18-21, F May 7

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    After giving up everything I had in my life to be with the girl I loved I got seriously screwed over, lied to, cheated on everything..and now I can't trust anyone and am so so...
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    I have come to believe that everything happens for a reason. All you can do is be true to who you are and hope that any obstacle or opportunity comes your way was put their for a...
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    I am very afraid. I live in turmoil every single day. I depend upon a theory that I substituted my own definition for and this theory is “Mind Over Matter”. The substitution...
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    I'm afraid of life. I mean who isn't ? Life is so mysterious that it's impossible not to be afraid. The difference between winners and losers lies simply in the reason that creates...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    OMG yasss tell me everything!! I want to relate o.o
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I baby shop for my cousins shower and always say to myself I will never be at the point where I will have a family. I want a family and am afraid it will never happen to me. I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I love life. I see everything in different ways. I can be calm and the next minute be batshit crazy. I hug people if I can.
    thatjust thatjust 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Why should you be afraid? That darkness is a part of you. You should just accept it. To be afraid of it is the same as being afraid of one of your own limbs. we all have darkness...
    alienatedvirus alienatedvirus 18-21, M May 8

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    So it's 1 AM and I am sat here thinking about the space next to me. How empty it is, how lonely it feels, and I would do a little roll about and stare up at the colorless ceiling...
    Cudd1efish Cudd1efish 26-30, M May 11

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    Lahaynes14 Lahaynes14 22-25, M 3 Responses May 12

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    I'm against social networking and I am here on EP. Very hypocrite of me but I really think we're loosing our moral values because of the media and internet. Everything is being...
    PercyAmor PercyAmor 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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