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I Am Afraid of Failing At Everything I Attempt to Do

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 333 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    anyerannaed anyerannaed 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    i know this sounds kinda stupid for those older than me maybe even those younger than me but i really feel like a failure. got wait listed to my dream college and i feel like...
    youngandinexperienced youngandinexperienced 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I believe everything happens for a reason, I just wish sometimes I know why, why do we have to get hurt over and over again? why do we have to feel so lonely everyday? why do we...
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It's 12:30 in the am. It's a cold evening but in a tolerable and comfy kinda way, so I decided to forego wearing a jacket and just went outside wearing old, ripped, denim shorts...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Ive attempted suicide twice. Overdose and hanging. The first time was a few months back, I overdosed on a mixture of pills and alcohol but all that happened was me waking up the...
    CharPhoenix CharPhoenix 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    If you have just tapped a fairy and you also acquired a bonus, -- and when you have your super abilities willing to use specially the max hurt just one, come back to that manager...
    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I have a constant feeling that I'm not going to have a good life and it most likely will be partly due to self-infliction. I worry about failure constantly but it's led to this...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 6 Responses Feb 17

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    Today is my 8 year anniversary for my brain tumor surgery! 8 years holy **** ! I remember like it was yesturday when they said you have a tumor the size of a roll of quarters in...
    chicagostyle77 chicagostyle77 36-40, F 18 Responses Feb 23

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    Look, this is my first time writing an entry here. Sometimes you've just got to share some memories/moments or even people in our lives that have set you on your path today. This...
    introvert98 introvert98 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I'm 22, out of college and I'm still afraid to drive. Reading the manuals and doing practice tests online is nothing, but having my mom show me everything when I'm inside the car...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    A few years back when I got home from work I ran a warm bath, it was silent and peaceful. About an hour or so later when I walked out of the bathroom, I noticed that every single...
    dreadfulVIXEN dreadfulVIXEN 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 12

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    But it is pretty much impossible not to.. And I guess it is a good thing, if not extremely over or underdone I am very good at finding fault in my own behaviour, or atleast try to...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Feb 19

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    I'm afraid to lose my aunt.... Is that bad? She is an amazing sweet lady and I love her with all my heart and soul! She is my everything!!!! My prayers are with you Tia...
    ijb2012 ijb2012 13-15, M 22 hrs ago

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    I grew up as a religious child. My Father was a pastor at several churches for most of his life and my siblings and I grew up within the church to the point where I actually spent...
    TucanSam200 TucanSam200 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    LAST LETTER BEFORE HER DEATH . Sitting here looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am not blaming...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I attempted it. After a long history of self mutilation. I used to be in a shock rock band. The guitarist knew of my self harm and used it to his advantage. We shared an apartment...
    Darknessisgrowing Darknessisgrowing 18-21, M Feb 12

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    I'm not afraid of heights, I'm afraid of falling. I'm not afraid of the dark, I afraid of what's in it. I'm not afraid to love, I'm afraid of not being loved back.
    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    The only constant in ones life is that everything is ever-changing. Sometimes I find myself paralyzed by the thought of change. Although I'm outgoing and spontaneous (at times) I...
    itsallnewstome itsallnewstome 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I'd be happy to, but it really just has not arrive up across a huge selection of makes an attempt. But finally, the most important perk would be the alluring twitch gameplay, which...
    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    Our coding staff has located hidden Pirate Kings glitches and bugs and we have exploited them into a completely Operating hack mod! You may properly use this application any time...
    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    Now, living in australia, probably we are a little bit filthy here or something, but I do not Consider it's common for persons for their hair *each* working day. I'm pretty sure i...
    Anthonick826k7ka4 Anthonick826k7ka4 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    So I went through a year and a half on and off thing with my bf sexually. He could go months without and I wanted it. (Weird I know) since the start of 2015 though he's initiated...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    I don't know what to do... So I moved to a new country and going to a new high school. It's my first week this week and the fourth day, they know I'm new but no one has come to...
    HeyHer1234 HeyHer1234 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Guys I don't know what to do. Last week my best friend attempted suicide and a few days ago my brother tried. Thankfully neither of them were successful but still. And on top of...
    irongirl135 irongirl135 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    This is something that has plagued me since as far back as I can remember. I have always had low self-esteem, and growing up with a narcissistic mother didn't help. I got teased...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    People can tell me that I have all the time in the world to meet someone, but I'm socially awkward and have a lot of medical problems. If I ever find the right person you can bet I...
    MsLyleDylandy MsLyleDylandy 13-15, F Feb 18

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    Been through a few relationships.. None of which ended well or very long.. I wish things would change but everything is bleak.
    FemboyAurora FemboyAurora 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Yesterday, I took a pregnancy test and discovered that I am pregnant. There was someone who posted something telling me that I should not be getting pregnant, but instead, focusing...
    JanaElisabeth JanaElisabeth 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I'm still afraid of driving and even people who sits in my car was afraid too , I hope the driving coach won't freak out teaching me to drive (if Only the coach is available) . Oh...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I haven't been on for a while after a failed suicide attempt, hospital kept me for a few days and now I feel ashamed of myself, hurt. I feel so sick of feeling like ... Me...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 23

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    It's been a crap month, there was this one guy who came by for "fun". You know, "fun"... and it was consecutive, day after day for a week straight. We got into a heavy conversation...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Feb 24

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    Seen lots of people break and died for love. Gives me the impression of falling to someone unnecessary. That will ruined everything if being fooled by. Another headache, worries...
    marlounet marlounet 18-21, F