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I Am Afraid of Failing At Everything I Attempt to Do

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ah yes, the age-old fear of being single forever plagues me as well. Let me tell you why: Both of my crazy-*** parents were single after I was born. Forever. I wish they were...
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    I'm counting days for my great escape.. literally from everything..
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    My dad just yelled an f-bomb, stormed down the hall and slammed his door... Now he's yelling at my mom, I want to go upstairs to bed... But I don't want to be anywhere near that...
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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...
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    I been going through a lot these days .I don't know why but when I feel this way I push everyone that I love away to me its easy that way not dealing with anyone. I just sit and...
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    HoopoeLost HoopoeLost 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 Mar 4

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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 Response Mar 4

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    Ok so it's growing. I know it's coming. The last few days I have been so insanely frustrated and irritable - like the energy that fuels a child's tantrums. Now I'm feeling that...
    LowRise LowRise 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Im soo sick of everything going wrong.. If im talking to a guy and its going well then boom something bad always happens.. And im always blaming myself for everything!
    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I look at my sister and I can't believe how different we are. When everyone says we are very similar I can't help to agree and disagree. She's so comfortable with herself...
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    i guess its different for me because i dont necessarily see it as dying but i see it as another life, i believe in reincarnation. and even if its not real then God has a plan for...
    lefty12k lefty12k 18-21, M Mar 9

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    I'm not good at expressing things via writing, so adore people who has got that ability... To express their true feelings in an elegant way... Praying to the almighty for giving...
    healdeal healdeal 26-30, M Mar 9

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    I have confidence in myself, there is no problem with getting the attention of a woman at all. My issue is my weight. I was depressed when my parents passed away so I gained till I...
    BigPun311 BigPun311 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    It's possibly something is unlikely, but at the same time I don't see it happening. My line of work means I don't meet people of which would be acceptable to date, I'm a teacher...
    Sully871 Sully871 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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    I'm not afraid of heights, I'm afraid of falling for you! #plottwist
    saeedalu saeedalu 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    HOW TO REPENT. we do not do it with our own strength, but by the strength God has given us through his son Jesus. God knows we cant have a perfect repentance, if we did then there...
    TemptaionWontShakeMe TemptaionWontShakeMe 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I stalk him and his friends on social media. I completely expect to find something that will be crushing. I don't know what. Then there is everything that I can't see. What if...
    Imokyoureok Imokyoureok 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I found this pic of my wife in her cellphone.I remember that day I arrived late from work (around 11pm) and she had dinner with her friends of work.She bought food and they ate...
    Merovingiox Merovingiox 26-30, M 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can only imagine what I could have done if not for fear failure or to let my family down. I've wasted years earning a college degree and living at home now 30. All I ever...
    M0ose M0ose 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I have an honest fear. It's not melodramatic or self indulgent, but honest and really really real. It's something that hits you out of nowhere that I'll end up an old woman with a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    I mean there's no need to be afraid of being loyal. No need to be afraid of sharing the parts of you that honestly not everyone deserves with just one person
    LeeOmar88 LeeOmar88 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 28

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    Yes I am terrified, but not of you, or who you are, I am terrified of not knowing you, of not knowing more of who you are. Afraid of not hearing, and feeling your heartbeat once...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 28

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    I don't think anyone actually likes me I'm also afraid to take the next step im also afraid to have sex and so I get irrationally anxious bc I think that's all guys want so why...
    tourdeforce tourdeforce 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 2

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    I broke up with my boyfriend last year. He was like no one else. We got along really well and i thought we're gonna marry soon. but thing didn't work out. and finally he broke up...
    hiltonconrad hiltonconrad 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm just afraid I will never find someone who truly love