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I Am Afraid of Failing At Everything I Attempt to Do

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    I hate myself. If something goes wrong, I always feel guilty because I feel I didn't do enough. I have so much work that needs to be done and I am struggling to balance everything...
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    I reach out, then pull back. I'm like a rubber band that bounce, never going forward. I don't know why I am like this. I want to be strong, so I tell myself that I will do things...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Sep 22

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    Ever since this really bad situation in 2013 where i attempted suicide several times over a guy, i've sworn to myself never try to get a guy's attention ever again. I was never...
    xRockGlossPrincessx xRockGlossPrincessx 18-21, F Sep 20

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    Have had a very stressful 1.5 months, parenting by myself. All of my ideas and things I didn't want to do have been ignored and I feel like I'm failing. Don't kno how much longer...
    Rzrbldksss81 Rzrbldksss81 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    i am afraid of rejection thats why i put up with everything you say ... just so i wouldn't end up alone ... no matter how unfair and stupid your demands are i put up with them...
    curiousmoi curiousmoi 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 16

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    Not afraid but i don't love anyone. I just love myself, i spend my all time with myself cause i don't like to have any friends, i solve my problems by myself, talk to myself, i do...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 23

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    I have always been a very quiet & sensitive person, and I do not like talking to people. Talking to people gives me bad anxiety. I really hate speaking up because I feel that...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 23

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    I'm afraid of giving my everything when falling in love with this guy and later finding out he's not a good guy. I'm scared to give my all and later be played and thrown away...
    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is what happens when I like someone here...actually vented all my anger on him and then he happens to be attractive IMO and he doesn't find me attractive totally killed my...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    " my whole life I've been telling myself don't be afraid and it is only now that I am realizing how stupid that is. Don't be afraid is like saying don't move out of the way when...
    rachnixon rachnixon 26-30, F Sep 14

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    Four years ago, I was a twelve year old girl, turning on thirteen. I was in my first year of junior high, where I was ridicious. Not ridicious in a way where I made terrible...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Usually people who are afraid of falling in love are those who were left down by their boy/girlfriend. I'm this kind of persons who broke up in a relationship. I had 4 relationship...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    okay i was dating this guy for 3 and the half years we broke up because i couldn't take it anymore. he broken my heart in did everything he can do to me. so now that i'm slowly...
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F a week ago

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    I believe everything happens for a reason. Whether it's good or bad, there is a reason behind it. It could change you for the better or for the worse but all you need to know is...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't think people are afraid of falling in love, i think that people are afraid to meet someone who they already have met last year or the last time they broke up with. And the...
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Once i get my hopes togheter it falls apart , i'm afraid to love people i'm afraid to get my hopes togheter again , i'm afraid that i will expect to much
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Sep 7

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    Currently I have a job making $70k a year but it's only temporary and when it's over I don't know how I'll pay my bills....I worry so much about how I'll make ends meet. I don't...
    Lmp3 Lmp3 31-35 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm afraid that if I ever got together with my crush, people would try to split us up. I'm afraid of ill-willed people spreading rumors and lies about us. I'm afraid of losing the...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    So my brother tells me my mom told him that my room scares her... I know there's weird vibes about the room..I've experienced things there. But for to say my room scares her, makes...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I have a date on Saturday. The guy's cute and nice and whatever I guess, but I am so afraid. He's pretty muscular because of basic training and I don't know why but when guys are...
    sarcasm4427 sarcasm4427 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm simple not afraid of dying and I haven't been sense 7 years old. I know some of you are going say that bull **** but it the truth. I learn at very young age to accept death and...
    Custos1 Custos1 18-21, M Sep 5

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    Well adoring is kind of the wrong word for me...because most of the time when I do share... people either take and twist what I say into something they may feel with the words I...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I admit I have been obsessing and over-analyzing. Over thinking to the point of tears, or panic. Its tearing me apart, and is getting to the point where my thinking isn't even...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21, F Sep 8

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    I wish the first thing people see in me is who i am and not the facade of my anatomy. I had a relationship with a person who was only attracted to my facade. We were both honest...
    blueamber blueamber 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I have a friend who is truly not afraid to be herself. She's blunt with her interests and doesn't care what others think. The first time she met my sister openly told her she was...
    blueamber blueamber 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Life isn't worth living. The world ******* sucks and it only takes a 14 year old to see that. I hate my parents, I hate god and religion, I hate school. Even though I have all A's...
    AnUnknownOne AnUnknownOne 13-15, M 5 Responses Sep 12

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    Growing up, many strange things used to happen around me. I'm not sure when I began to notice this.. thing that was following me around. At first it was sounds, shadows, and...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I'm honestly scared to death right now. I am 21 years old. I have a minimum wage job that is part-time. My boyfriend is struggling with his job searches. I already took a pregnancy...
    smilesunshine011 smilesunshine011 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    I'm afraid to tell him how I feel about him, Mr. Boston. I am falling in love with him. I know he will be gone soon...never to return with my heart. I know I shouldn't have...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    and I'm ok with it. Being in a plan is a combination of everything I hate: strangers, no privacy, heights and small spaces you can't get out of. I don't want to face my fears not...
    scarletv scarletv 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I heard about EP and I thought it might help me, because nothing else has. I'm currently 16 years old living in Matthews, North Carolina. I've always been the kind of kid that put...
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I'm not afraid to make decisions but I'm afraid if I make that decision people will judge me on that decision I made
    sillyrose1994 sillyrose1994 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    nothing has changed since all of this begun...every effort i make to return to god only makes things worse...i have prayed, tried to stand on faith, cried[still do] begged and...
    brokenhope4ever brokenhope4ever 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I so want to admire myself for being brave and not hiding myself so I don't get hurt but I can't because I'm afraid. I don't try to be someone I'm not...I'm not a phony. That would...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Sep 21

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    I am very much afraid of this girl I really like saying no, I like her A LOT, I really want to be with her but I am afraid, I have told her how i feel about her, help?
    JeremyRamm JeremyRamm 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 22

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    Traces of musical heritage in Salzburg date back to the Middle Ages. In the late 14th century, the "Monk of Salzburg" wrote a hundred music of which only the textual content is...
    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I had the biggest crush on my friend since 8th-11th grade and I told him how I felt but he said he wasn't ready for a relationship, I was fine with that but then I started asking...
    LostCause LostCause 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I don't think I'm afraid of it, I think I'm afraid of what will happen whilst I'm there. I think it's just the initial fear of trying something new and not knowing exactly what it...
    ChloeMiller ChloeMiller 13-15, F