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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 2 Responses Sep 7, 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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