I Am Afraid of Failure

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    Im scared of failure all the time

    but I'm not scared enough to just give up. I'm not going to stop chasing my passion no matter what people say.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    Success ? many will love you

    for it. The majority will hate you. Because your success makes them feelinsufficient in their current en devour. It reminds them of what they could have done but they came up short and how they didnt revisit it. Or they went out and failed and failureis what stood and they never...
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    Apr 19
    yuki25 yuki25
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 13

    Ok so far during my life time i got into two

    serious relationships and i screwed both of them it was a total train wreck. I couldn't trust them, when she says it's ok i feel she is mad acting like it's ok, i alwasys explain every thing negatively and women are pretending, so usually i make a big deal out of nothing and...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy
    18-21, M
    Jun 8, 2015

    Maybe it?s my fault that you didn?

    t see that failure gave me strength, that my pain was my motivation.? Michael Jordan
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    Mar 26

    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
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Nov 6, 2014

    I went to a job interview yesterday,

    It was ok Pay sucks but anything is better than 0. I am praying they call me but I am not getting my hopes up. I have sent out 93 Resumes in 2 and half weeks. I have received exactly 1 call for an interview. I fear my old employer is sabotaging me. Even the woman at the job...
    Happytia Happytia
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 26

    I feel like my GPA and my grades have me on a

    leash. I did really well my first year, but this year has been a challenge. I'm always nervous during test taking, but I've never failed a college exam before. I have this constant nagging voice in the back of my head that says "if you fail that test, you're a bad student". I...
    Nick8876 Nick8876
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 7

    Failure and rejection is my greatest fears

    but they seem to happen a lot .
    PacifiedBrains PacifiedBrains
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 18

    Both desire and imagination are stored in the

    mind of the individual and when stretched, both have the potential to position a person for greatness...
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    Mar 26

    My divorce will be finalized soon.

    I'm trying to cope wort the fact that I failed. Maybe I left too soon. Maybe he could've changed. Maybe one day I would've been happy. Just don't really know how to kick this feeling.
    sugarcoat01 sugarcoat01
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    You can?t sleep. Broke people sleep.

    You got to be willing to sacrifice sleep, if you sleep you may miss the opportunity to be successful...
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 26

    "Afraid of failure"..

    . what a curious little phrase. It's not like you can run away from failure. That is failure in itself... so if you're afraid of failure, you never "try"... Last year around this time, I was put in a new position at work. I had made up my mind that I wasn't going to be...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    yeah before I had my son I didn't have the

    confidence to try new things because I thought I would fail but now I have my son I know I can't always be like that but still do sometimes fail at things and I hate it but know I have to keep trying that is all I can do.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 29

    I put a Reese's and kit kat on a boys desk with

    : have a good day attached along with a smiley face( I like the boy). He says to me;" what's this" and the whole side of the class room is watching and I say its for you. he says," I don't like these and he gives them to some one else...IMA just be alone forever......
    TodayForay TodayForay
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    I'm about to embark on a new project

    after one that was met with marginal success and derision. My heart and my mind are gripped with fear. However, I am bouyed by the thought that in spite of those previous failings I am given a second chance. In spite of my fear of abject failure I'm going to give it my all. Wish...
    masterless1 masterless1
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    Failing someone is probably one of the worst

    feelings you could experience, especially if that someone held you in such a high regard and/or had high expectations for you. It tears you up inside when you don't meet them. For me, I always beat myself up about not meeting expectations so I end up taking a giant hammer to my...
    ApatheticSpark ApatheticSpark
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    This is one of my biggest anxiety causers.

    Fear of failure. Or, to put it more accurately: fear of consequences from my failure to be perfect. I took a year off, & I think I had forgotten how hard it is to be a teacher. To be a really good one, you have to be aware of & on top of so many things all at once. Keeping on...
    SaundraMae SaundraMae
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 27, 2015

    I have never been very good at school,

    I can't seem to find something that interests me and so I can't focus to study or understand. I don't know if there is anything I can take in school that I would actually be good at. And what I think I want to do isn't really in demand and would force me to switch schools and...
    Eyeofbeholder Eyeofbeholder
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22

    I'm scared of what happens

    when I go to high school next year
    callmejenna callmejenna
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    You got an opportunity to make a dream become a

    reality ? and when you do, you just got to take advantage of it.
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    Mar 26

    I've been always afraid of failure maybe that's

    because most of my family are either engineers and doctors, they always have high expectations for me and I don't want to crush their hopes. When I got accepted for Pharmacy course, they started building plans for the future and what I should do after graduating. So either way...
    ReemLucis ReemLucis
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    Sometimes, you just have to let go.

    Even if it hurts.😔
    heyjan heyjan
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    When you clawed your way to get something you

    want, the worst that could happen is losing it all in a heartbeat.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    You will never ever be successful,

    until you turn your pain into greatness, until you allow your pain to push you from where you are to push you to where you need to be. Stop running from your pain and embrace your pain. Your pain is going to be a part of your prize, a partof your product. I challenge you to push...
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    Mar 26

    I want to be brilliant ,

    is it too hard ? What takes to get me there ?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 9

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015

    I am good at nothing.

    I suck at everything. every part of my life. I suck at being a son, a brother, friends hate me, no girl, relatives bully me. teachers despise me.
    thedivich1 thedivich1
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 18

    You must believe in yourself enough to be the

    person now that you want others to remember you for later...
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    Mar 26

    Considering I have failed with life

    so many times and as a failure I'm afraid of myself..
    freedom1608 freedom1608
    18-21, F
    6 Responses May 27, 2015

    I'm always so afraid

    that I might mess up, in anything really, what if I don't actually know the right answer, what if I mess up, the future and so many other things And it makes me hate myself sometimes because I'm so afraid and sure I'll fail that I don't try and always regret it afterwards I've...
    WhyIsItSoHardToFindAUser WhyIsItSoHardToFindAUser
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 25

    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    Maybe it?s my fault that you didn?

    t see that failure gave me strength, that my pain was my motivation.? Michael Jordan
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    Mar 26

    Its the character of

    who you are its not the title that makes you its not the success that makes you. Its the character that defines the success and defines the fame and it starts right there. Championships arent won in the theater of the arena. They are won in the thousands of hours of training...
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    Mar 26

    I am unemployed after working

    for the same company 10 years, I got sick and was fired for attendance after having perfect attendance last year and I had over 100 hrs. of vacation time. Did they extend me any offer to use vacation. Nope they fired me. now I post Resume after resume everyday. I was denied...
    Happytia Happytia
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 25

    It sucks when you know exactly what to do,

    but you let fear hold you back.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015
    Violetblossoms Violetblossoms
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 11

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2015

    Alas, I am exhausted at failing twice.

    This would be a third try.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 27, 2015

    Well, I'm a cosmetology student

    and a full time high school student, and to have an Arizona Cosmetology License you must have 1600 hours. Try having a weekend job, regular high school, and four hours of cosmetology school Monday through Friday. What originally they told us is the school doesn't have enough...
    NinaPants97 NinaPants97
    18-21, F
    Feb 23

    I'm going to be singing I'm feeling good By:

    Nina Simone For 4th of July in front of my whole town, I'm BEYOND terrified!!!!! I'm playing on the piano and singing at the same time! ANY POINTERS?!?! 0.0
    FindingFate FindingFate
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    And my prediction came true,

    I had an interview on Thursday, that went really well, only to follow up today and be told, "we really enjoyed talking to you, but your availability doesn't work for us." After the fact that they specifically asked for WEEKEND SHIFTS...but then tell me..no? On top of that I'm...
    NinaPants97 NinaPants97
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 9

    I can't stand failing,

    that's why I practise and prepare in advance before I actually do anything like socialising, going to work and even with certain hobbies.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 20

    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, 2015

    I can't please my children.

    My children are brats. They are never satisfied no matter how much I spend or how hard I try to give them a good life. Being a single mother is balancing maternal cooking, cleaning and working outside the home for income with all the chores that men do. Things which my daughter...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    We're afraid of failure

    and yet we remain idle like a child who's too afraid to get up to use the bathroom because there's monsters waiting. That's failure. What are we so afraid of? Losing it all? Not succeeding? Wasting our time? Not being good enough? So we play it safe by adhering to the rules of...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    This is what I?m saying,

    take advantage of opportunity, because if you do, doors are going to open up for you.
    Florenzi Florenzi
    22-25, M
    Mar 26

    I want to succeed in life.

    doesn't everyone?
    youngadult25 youngadult25
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    Sucks having no one like me at work,

    and having my work company file bankruptcy puts me over the edge
    yuki25 yuki25
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 6
    scorpions690 scorpions690
    16-17, T
    1 Response Mar 2

    I am athletic, above average in academics,

    and a musician, but my stress level just keeps on increasing. This is my only fear.
    Zelixeo Zelixeo
    13-15, M
    1 Response Apr 5

    I have a few dreams which are seemingly very

    difficult to accomplish.Already having failed in accomplishing many things due to my mistakes.I am afraid but still have hope for future.People discourage me that my dreams are stupid and i have no power or capability to achieve them and they first forcefully ask what i want to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    I am am overachiever.

    When I fail at something, I get physically ill. I need to realize that I am not perfect and failure in something is an inevitable part of life.
    sincerelynikki sincerelynikki
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2015

    Well I have decided to do something in my life.

    I had a talk with my dad today and he told me that many be working in this family business is not for me because I don't show any desire so he told he that I could find jobs towards my career. He told me to think about it and that's what I m going to end up doing: looking for...
    queenbb23 queenbb23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    I'm scared about my psychology class.

    I'm very logical analytical type and this class is pushing me to think in new ways. I'm scared I won't get a good grade and that I shouldn't have taken it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 21

    Lower your expectations,

    or, better yet - Don't try at all.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 22

    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!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    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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