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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Again I am lost, why cant the dark just consume

    me, and everything will be gone.
    msladyred68 msladyred68 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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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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    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'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 is an irrational fear of mine, just like how I am afraid to swallow pills even for medical reasons. The fear of rejection is a big part of it. Being told I'm not good enough...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So there was this girl, let's call her Rachel, I've been flirting with (I think courting is another proper term). Been talking to for around a year and a half now. I asked her out...
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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My second attempt was almost 7 years ago, in middle school.Since then, I've graduate highschool and soon I'll be out of college. They say not to give up, that things look up, that...
    girlingrey girlingrey 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Don't run, but the idea of death has always fascinated me, just the idea that there is nothing, like you can't even think or anything (as you can tell I have no religious views on...
    poppytippy poppytippy 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My mother had an abortion. I hated her for it. She killed my baby brother or sister. Several years prior, she tried to kill me and my little sister by lifting weighs and drinking...
    SeeingIsNotBelieving SeeingIsNotBelieving 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    This world is so big, and dark and twisted. The light we see seems to only be a lightbulb. I feel as though we are shielded from the sun, from the truth of everything. Sometime I...
    Prw9 Prw9 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Nothing shocks me , but everything interests me ,
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy 36-40, M Jul 21

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    I met this guy online we talked for a month and have been together for almost 4 months now. he's amazing and pretty close to everything I've ever wanted. I'm 19 he's 26. **** was...
    countrysgirl countrysgirl 18-21, F Jul 21

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    And now I think I've found it... A new fear eclipses this. The fear of hurting him. I feel as though my worth is questionable, that I hurt all that I touch. It's not just a feeling...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm afraid to grow old due to more people dying and the physical effects of it, but I'm also afraid to die because at the same time I also want to live a long, healthy life and...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    So I passed my test last month and a week after, I got my first car from my Dad. When I look back at my driving test, I did really well but I feel like it was a spot of luck as it...
    loubylou93 loubylou93 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I want to share a verse to all of the strugglers in sin and in their relationship with God. But first i want to send a powerful message, and that is God sent his son to die for us...
    TemptaionWontShakeMe TemptaionWontShakeMe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I am not afraid that I have lost my salvation, I know that I have and yes I am afraid because of that. I gave my life to the Lord in 2008 I had a major encounter with God, I had...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 5 Responses Jul 18

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    life is a hell of a lot easier when people are just straight up about how they feel all the time. then i'm not left second guessing everything or confused as all hell. so thanks to...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 18

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    I was always had a hard time making friends when I was young..maybe it was my race chinese/caucasion..or more so my personality..I don't know. All I know is that I only could get...
    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Hi everyone. As I write this I am wide awake trying to get some sleep, but failing. I consider myself to be an honourable, kind and loyal person. I follow the rules, I try my best...
    Cantthinkofagoodname Cantthinkofagoodname 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 17

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    Someone told me once to make a list... That worked for a while, till i started forgetting where I put the list of things to remember. In the time it takes me to walk into the...
    sambiggie sambiggie 36-40, M Jul 17

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    This was the worst trauma of my childhood. In my church they preached vivid sermons about the horrors of hell and the infinite intensity and duration of the suffering. I was...
    AlanOliver AlanOliver 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm pretty open, with everything, except for one, I do not like to share, lol
    mrsrshaw mrsrshaw 46-50, F Jul 15

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    About ten years ago, I overdosed on my antidepressants. Many factors led to it, but I'm glad my suicide attempt failed. Despite everything I've been through and continue to go...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm afraid to let someone in. What if the dark side of me is just to ugly? What if someone doesn't love every part of me that makes me who I am? What if they see every part of...
    Aflame22 Aflame22 18-21, F Jul 14

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    this will be the last time there won't be any more attempts no more failures "time to to go just can't seem to fight it anymore
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    All I want is to be happy. Find the love of my life and love him with everything I have, and a strong connection with God.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 13

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    From the day I was born to two years before my father passed away my father never hugged me. When I was a toddler dad laughed at the idea of hugging and shook our hands instead. I...
    hospitalrooms hospitalrooms 31-35, F Jul 12

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    Most people I meet tell me I look like I'm still in high school - anywhere from 16 to 22. It makes me feel good since I am actually 26. However, I'm afraid one day soon I'm going...
    Somejoygirl Somejoygirl 26-30, F Jul 12

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    I have developed this crazy phobia of death for some reason and it is driving me nuts! I know it sounds dumb but for the past few weeks I have been thinking about it almost every...
    cjmart01 cjmart01 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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