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I Am Afraid of Failing At Everything I Attempt to Do

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 May 23

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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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    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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    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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    Just Once Just once in my Life. It would be nice If someone Was afraid Of Losing me I am always Afraid That I am going To lose someone I Love that someone will decide they no...
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    I am a puzzle, made up of irreplaceable pieces. The people that I have met along the way, make up the pieces to my puzzle. If I lose them, I lose who I am. Who I want to be. I...
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    I can't be alone in the dark. I'm scared of what might be in the dark, then seeing something or hearing something I'm not supposed to. It's most commonly said that the fear of the...
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    When I started writing this, I thought I knew what I wanted to say, now I'm not sure.. I may come back and revisit this... My name is Emma, and I am depressed. I deal with a...
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    I met this girl online and she's absolutely ******* amazing I love everything about her. We've been hanging out almost every day for the last 2 months and this is the happiest I've...
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    I'm having a really hard day. My husband tried to kill himself again last night. I have a three year old and a baby on the way. My husband is currently under 24 hour watch in the...
    Cayse Cayse 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am afraid. I am afraid of spiders, heights, death, all of it, all of the petty and more complex creatures, things, and instances, but that is of the least importance as of right...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 6 days ago

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    I've attempted so many times, and have only been close once, it's so frustrating. I've tried a lot of different drugs and cutting but it just never works. Last night i took 56...
    dmbpal dmbpal 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I once took 44 pills in attempt to die. Obviously it did not work. I still don't know how I feel about that. Some days I think it's a good thing, but most days I just want to try...
    lilyshells lilyshells 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wish to get over all this pain inside my heart and soul and especially those people who come into my life care about me I open my heart and tell everything then one day they hit...
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F a week ago

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    I had a traumatic experienced. After being lonely, bullied and alone for 6 years, I met a bestfriend. At first we are three, then we become five and named our group. Our group...
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    The reason I don't share about my life with people, especially friends and family, is because everything I confessed has been used against me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 23

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    For everyone who is afraid- You can't spend the rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you, and you have to start by not rejecting yourself, you don't deserve it. From...
    AnyaW AnyaW 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I wish I could tell you something about me, but I'm afraid I cannot express it in English or in your language. I can't even it express my feelings in my own language as well...
    theaprildude theaprildude 22-25, M Jun 22

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    I had a dream which helped me realize I am afraid of scrutiny. I can't post things and leave them up because I heavily scrutinize everything I write. I don't just express what's...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 22

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    This is not a suicidal experience. I hope that it might inspire others in this group to rethink any rash decision to try to pursue death. (Judging by the warning at the top of this...
    keiisenshi keiisenshi 26-30, M Jun 21

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    Hey guys, this is my first post, i just made this account and i feel really ****** up but need to share this with someone, i cant tell any of my family or they would be worried...
    Anonnimoose Anonnimoose 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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    I'm pretty sure I bombed an interview this morning. I tried to be prepared but my anxiety was out of control. I feel like I'm totally failing my family.
    ta2s4me2 ta2s4me2 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    This is one of my biggest anxiety causers. Fear of failure. Or, to put it more accurately: fear of consequences from my failure to be perfect. I took a year off, & I think I had...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    If, when every time you did wrong, and all you do is to dismiss it, and shout to the world, "I forgive myself!", what a shallow person you are. What a lame excuse to justify what...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I've all but given up on finding a nice lady, I'm not a bad looking guy, take care of myself, am humorous and caring and courteous to everyone not just ladies. I've joined dating...
    alan19662015 alan19662015 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    Okay, so this whole experience seems silly, but I have two words for you my bunny-fearing friends: Donnie. Darko. Once I saw that movie, bunnies were out. Easter is the worst...
    karabbit9 karabbit9 26-30, F Jun 17

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    doesnt matter who i talk to if its girls i know or if its girls i meet on EP I always end up alone i cant be in any freaking relationship and i am afraid i will be like that...
    ThePsychoMantis ThePsychoMantis 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Every time I get comfortable with someone, they always leave. Even when they save they're not going to leave, they do. I'm afraid to get close with anyone because they always end...
    thatlonelygirl69 thatlonelygirl69 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    Why can't we just be who we are? Is it really so hard just to be ourselves? We all have scars in our minds and in our hearts and we have all been torn apart and feasted on...
    olivesandbananas olivesandbananas 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    My mind I've grown so attached to it's negativity, if I don't try to focus on work I'll probably be so afraid of everyone at work. Today I just got so awkward towards others...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    It is always at the back of my mind. I am always wondering. Especially when my cousins and friends announce their engagements. I always wonder...when? How? I know a few older...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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