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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 1 Response Sep 7, 2009

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    I've been putting off doing some things

    that I really should get started on, but I'm afraid that they won't work out the way I hope. One of the things isn't too big of a deal, it could just help me out financially. But the other is my life-long dream, and if I fail at that I don't know what I'd do.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Again I am lost, why cant the dark just consume

    me, and everything will be gone.
    msvanish0 msvanish0 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    Well I don't think anyone enjoys being rejected. I'll admit I am afraid of being straight out rejected. But more than that, I fear that things will just fizzle out. It has happened...
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I just got friendzoned by a guy that I've been seeing a few months.. I really liked him :( He said that we're from quite different planets. I just don't really get it because I...
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    I am afraid of getting to close I am afraid of being left I am afraid of losing him I am afraid this will be a miscarriage I am afraid of myself I am afraid I'll relapse, even...
    FreeXNow FreeXNow 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I want to get married and have a family but I'm afraid I'll be a bad father and won't know what to do in certain situations and I'll freeze up.
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    My mind is in a mix. I'm already here yet I want to be there.. I'm still afraid... I'm not use to it yet it isn't something I always had in mind. Am I making the right choice. Will...
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    yea I am afraid of failure , but the biggest failure is not trying
    jayjay388 jayjay388 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've worked in a grocery store since I was 15. Since I graduated high school I've always had an exciting array of neat side jobs. I did reception and later apprenticed as a piercer...
    Onlybrandi Onlybrandi 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm afraid that if I ever get into a serious relationship with some one I might be to fast on wanting that. I just don't want to get rejected for coming on too strong.
    JerichoM JerichoM 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I adore people who are not afraid of the groups they follow/support on EP. Everyone's got something they don't reveal to everyone but they should be comfortable being who they are...
    eharber97 eharber97 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm afraid of too much attaching to people. its not like I'm hating them or something.it just I hate ended up getting heart broken.I broke up so many times and each time it felt...
    felicia123angel felicia123angel 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    telling a white lie is still a lie. don't be afraid to tell the truth, it will be better in the long run.
    NightshadesSnowflake NightshadesSnowflake 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I've never actually had a real relationship. no girlfriend or boyfriend nothing. I've done everything else but never committed. It freaks me out. I feel like I'm claustrophobic...
    artemicionmoon artemicionmoon 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sexuality is natural, so no reason to be afraid or ashamed. I love everything sexual and talking about it and exchanging experiences is just fun. So dont be shy! ;)
    sxylaura sxylaura 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Its kind of funny, all my life. Every girl I was ever the least bit interested in...was always taken or unavailable. I tend to get stuck on one girl for a while and not really feel...
    Jason947 Jason947 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    YES! They certainly are! Hahaha it's so awesome too! I wanted to post this because I speak my mind on ep in a lot of debates about men, animals women's rights and so on. I...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm afraid, ok? I admit it, I'm afraid, Afraid of what you may ask? I don't know, Afraid of knowing, Afraid of having the chance to get hurt, That's why I never let people come...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I used to be afraid of being alone but I realise you have to be happy with your lot and being alone because being in a relationship will not bring long lasting love and the...
    hurtwontheal hurtwontheal 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not afraid to say Jesus Christ is Lord.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    No one should be afraid of this. Everyone is different and i have met so many people who couldn't be more different to one another..
    SubmissiveKitty09 SubmissiveKitty09 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to be afraid to talk about what I feel and how I feel about my sexuality. Not so much anymore. It isnt healthy to not discuss your sexuality.
    kbrasswell kbrasswell 13-15, F 8 Responses Feb 5

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    I hate that I fall for someone so quickly... I've never been in love but this man that I'm dating now I think it's real && I think that I'm falling for him... Of course I'm afraid...
    NaturallyRomantic NaturallyRomantic 22-25, F Feb 4

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    Initially, I started out working and was employed by babies r us. I had close acquaintances, I did good work and never had a problem. Everything was going fine, until a Hurricane...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 4

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    well you shouldn't be afraid of what people think cause what people think doesn't matter ??
    donnylevi511 donnylevi511 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    The fact that I am afraid of commitment because of being walked away from once I put my all into it... I constantly drive people away!!! Sad but it's true
    NaturallyRomantic NaturallyRomantic 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 4

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    im a mom and a wife. im good at it. my family, is by most standards, very happy, and im proud of that. only i know how much work goes into their maintenance. Im perpetually bored...
    degeneratemerfolk degeneratemerfolk 26-30, F Feb 4

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    Time calls us by a name we know none of, and brands us with it for life. Time is but a fraction of the sun dancing to discover and rediscover distant shadows carved to perfection...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 4

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    I am not afraid to walk this world alone.
    LexiMory LexiMory 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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