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I Am Afraid of Failure

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    Everytime i fail it makes me feel worthless

    and in the wrong place and that i will never find the path of success
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M Mar 1

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    HazelKey HazelKey 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Well I guess everyone's mad at me right now.

    2 of my exes are mad at me, one of them is mad because I spent some time with someone she doesn't like and the other ex is mad at me for doing drugs even though it's only pot. And then one of my closest friends is mad at pretty much everyone but I ticked her off yesterday. I...
    butterflysaviors butterflysaviors 16-17, F Dec 10, 2014

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    bored19899 bored19899 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    Day in and day out, I save myself the

    embarrassment of failure by simply staying at a distance. Not moving up. I can read a verdict before it's even been handed down. You can claim all you'd like that it's all about attitude. Well, f uck you. Some of us aren't fu cking built like the rest of you. I read the little...
    LifeIsBeatingMe LifeIsBeatingMe 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    FAILURE! It’s the word we all try

    and avoid. The word we rather not discuss. Somehow it still manages to creep in unexpectedly and were blindsided. It’s like a huge slap in the face….we say to ourselves, why? Why me? Why now? When is it ever going to end? Don’t let fear of failure or the result of failure...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14

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    GagaDelRey GagaDelRey 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 28

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    I am afraid of failure in almost every context

    I think. I am a writer who is afraid to write because I am afraid that people will not like it. More importantly, I am afraid they won't like it because I somehow failed to adequately communicate the my point to them. I am afraid to do anything especially proactive socially...
    Franklee206 Franklee206 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2014

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    often, when a person is afraid to fail,

    the person is usually very successful. when they do fail, they feel like the whole world will end because they did fail. no. everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect. 😹 miley cyrus quote right there
    unfairlives unfairlives 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    The one thing I do best in life is failing.

    I have let my laziness get in the way. I do have big goals and dreams that I want to overcome. The path that I am on right now is not the very best. I am an only child and I will admit that my parents do spoil me and I have gotten so used to that--that I am comfortable living...
    chelliebean01 chelliebean01 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I am afraid of failure.

    The thought of it holds me back from doing my best. I wish I was more outgoing and not afraid. I'm pretty much at the point of not caring about anything and being neutral towards a lot of things. All I really want in life is to be successful. I just don't know how to get there.
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    sometimes i prefer quitting

    or not even trying .. Because I'm so afraid of failure
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm afraid to start anything

    because I hate the disappoint that comes from failing.
    anyerannaed anyerannaed 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    oh my god, today i had swim regional's.

    I was so scared i was going to have a panic attack in the 200, i was afraid i was gonna disappoint everyone on my team. I placed 3rd (out of 7) so i guess i didn't do that bad. we have states soon and I'm afraid i wont make it, yikes!
    Nightlover223 Nightlover223 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    not afraid of the whole failure part

    but really the whole criticism part that comes after... but then again who gives a **** about what the next MF gotta say!
    nenabee nenabee 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    LRose5 LRose5 31-35, F Feb 26

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    it hurts so bad when you think everything is

    going good but all of sudden all those things gets shattered and breaks your hope....
    harrypinto harrypinto 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    To be honest, I'm afraid of failure

    because I am prideful. I'm also shy. Every time I want to do something, I wish I could just do it without my brain going, "Hey. Hey. Hey Ezekiel. You're going to regret this. What if the person you talk to thinks you're an idiot? Or maybe... *lists all possible bad things that...
    ezekieljd ezekieljd 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Quite frankly, I'm terrified of failing,

    but mainly in areas of importance/life. I find myself second guessing my decision-making too often for comfort and I always replay decisions in my head along with that, wondering if I should have made a different choice, gone a different route with a thought process, etc. I...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Why? Maybe because I always thought

    that I would never be good enough for anyone. Maybe because I always thought I would fail at being a friend to anyone.
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 11 mins ago

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    Starting a new life both closes

    and opens too many doors.
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My dad wants me to be a doctor

    and I wanted to be a doctor too, but i'm starting to doubt myself. I'm not good with socializing, i'm kind of a introvert. My memory is pretty bland. I'll only remember things if i study it a lot. My grades are mediocre at the moment. I'm afraid of failing to keep a human being...
    Garcinia Garcinia 16-17, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    beautifulc0nfessions beautifulc0nfessions 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2014

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    When you clawed your way to get something you

    want, the worst that could happen is losing it all in a heartbeat.
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Yes! I am way too scared of failure.

    Have already wasted a whole month in fear. But I felt tired of it!!! I noticed that during this month, I was trying to escape from myself so as not to think of anything. I am usually an early bird, but for this month, I used to wake up when I got sick of lying down in my bed for...
    Abeer2015 Abeer2015 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Whenever I finish with school,

    I'm always afraid to find out what my grades are because I'm afraid I'm going to fail.
    AppleGirl22 AppleGirl22 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There are so many different things I want to do

    with life. Want to really be in the fashion field also bar tending but I have this weird way of thinking . I even get job offers but I never go after them . I don't know what I'm afraid of ? Does anyone else feel like this???
    Lolabeautyy Lolabeautyy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Because failure rules us all.

    The wealthy who own rulers. Sold their humanity. To wreck us. For profit. And say man is animal. Not better than animals. So they failed the honest test.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 16

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    So drawing was my firsSo drawing was my first

    love.. I flunked in kindergarten yes you heard it right. Never been the class learner. I discovered a fashion magazine in junior school and was hooked to sketching designs that's how my aesthetic sense sky rocketed. I have always been the very picky about my clothes ever since i...
    Peacefulwarior Peacefulwarior 22-25, F 2 Responses a week 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 wanted to do was move to CO and see how far I could take skiing in my life. Skiing is probably the only thing I have ever been good at. Cause...
    M0ose M0ose 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    All I can think about is my future.

    Only hoping for the best. I'm not afraid to fail, but I am nervous about the risk of my life turning upside down. This is my first year of college and it's not going good. What happened to my need to succeed? I keep asking myself that. My study skills aren't the best anymore and...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be

    on the voice and be on team Christina but I have strange fright so even today at a older age I still have that freight and my mom tells me I should follow my heart but I'm to afraid
    Lillyanna123456789 Lillyanna123456789 13-15, F Mar 18

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    Exspecially in school.

    I guess I am quite a perfectionist when it comes to homework, tests or just the attitude and reputation. NO!!!! I am not kissing my teachers butt or so. I just do my very best do be good in school and have good results. I hate it so much if I do bad in any kind. Not only I am...
    Julia1600 Julia1600 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 28

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    My 6 month relationship is doomed.

    And again I'm a failure at relationships. It has been almost a decade since I again opened my heart to somebody. I guess it was an unconscious effort on my part not to fall in love because I was afraid at failing again. My first serious relationship ended because he fell out of...
    elphy407 elphy407 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I loved once in the way i would never do again,

    i can fall in love but never like the first time, i just wonder if i should Wait to feel more happy Then the first time Or If i would never ever reach the same high feelings for anyone else?!! That means Ill be a brokenheart forever?!
    keroo keroo 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I am afraid of failure at whatever I do.

    I guess I feel like I have something to prove to all the people who doubt my abilities and because of that I want to succeed at everything and never feel like failure is an option
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Failure is one of the most things I fear ,

    I do not want to end up as a garbage man or anything , but every time I study or think I want to study I look the other way and start using my phone just surfing the internet even though I know it will not benefit me , I honestly want to become a successful person but somehow I...
    JamieDaveJ JamieDaveJ 16-17, M Feb 22

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    chickenwrap chickenwrap 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I don't like doing things wrong.

    I prefer perfection.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F Feb 11

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    well , to start .. i'm actually not a confident

    person , i do care about what people think of me ! like a lot , so i really can't be myself when i go out with my friends or when i met a new person .. it's like i wanna be a perfect person and this is driving me crazy :/ .. it effects not only my social life but also my...
    takwa1 takwa1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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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 part of me that refuses to try anything new or attempt to achieve anything because there's little guarantee of success. I've...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 6 Responses Feb 17

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    If someone sticks by your side during the worst

    times, they're the ones who deserve to be with you during your best times.
    Heartbroken46 Heartbroken46 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    There is this girl that I grew up with

    and always called my best friend, but know we are older she doesn't talk to me at all! What is going on!
    Brooke6813 Brooke6813 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm frantically cramming

    for an exam I am sure I'm going to fail. I hate to admit it's just too much, too hard, and too little time. I'm sure other students are getting on just fine so maybe it's me. I'm really trying and I'm really disappointed.
    LillBills LillBills 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I am afraid of failing everything.

    My relationship, Failing to start a conversation, Failing to make friends. I always screw something up. The only question is "when will I screw it up?"
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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