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I Am Afraid of Failure

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    PLEASE ANSWER. When you give your best to

    something, would you expect the best or worst outcome? Best because you know you've given your all or worst because you're afraid you"ll get disappointed in case life will not favor you?
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Aug 16, 2014

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    When I feel good I won't think of internet,

    but when I feel bad I just want to spit it out on internet. I don't want to complain but once I open the hose I cannot stop, if I don't then I will feel the fight to supress the urge, I know I am good in other people's eyes, I know I am better off than some, worse off than some...
    firenbell firenbell 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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 want to become a psychiatrist

    but I'm afraid I won't pass high school
    captaindani captaindani 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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

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    My Chartered Accountant Intermediate result

    will announce on 18/08/14. oh my gosh! I'd not done well I'm confirm that i'll not pass I'm afraid that how to meet my parents? I also afraid how to ready myself to meet that failure and then fight again??
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2014

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    I don't think I'll get into law school ,

    where do I go from here ?
    freemindcollegegirl freemindcollegegirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    chickenwrap chickenwrap 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    Personally I am really scared of failing high

    school I mean I pass my exams with high marks but in scared in the future.
    razzaboi razzaboi 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I feel like I am expected to be a perfect

    person in my family. I am the oldest out of 2 other siblings and people at home and at school seem to think of me as a failure. It's been my biggest fear since I was 3 and it's starting to come true. I feel like I'm losing a lot and I'm alone in this perfect life everyone seems...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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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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    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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    bored19899 bored19899 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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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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    HazelKey HazelKey 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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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 3 days ago

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    What Is Failure ?

    I believe that our fright of failure is what stops us from taking action.We delay closing an agreement , delay approaching circumstances because we focus on what we dont want . But little do we know is that what were doing is hurting our chances of success. Success is a result of...
    think2012 think2012 22-25, F Oct 16, 2012

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    Fear Is Getting a Grip On Me

     I am afraid I am falling into the zone of negativity.I am afraid of yet another failure and dejection.I have made enough sacrifices for this already...I have nothing more to give! I just realised fear is disturbing my clarity of thought..Somehow i am not able to go...
    maskedmenace maskedmenace 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    Sometimes I Don't Even Try.

    I am so afraid that I will fail that I tend to avoid anything that might be remotely new and difficult. I am going to TAFE only because I figured that it was a basic course, anyone can pass. I am right, it is pretty basic. I kinda want to be a criminologist but then I worry about...
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    Am a final year MD resident n I hv my exams in

    4months....I am going crazy because I just can't focus n study. It doesn't help that my colleagues don't like me very much treat me as if I am invisible 😔
    5anu 5anu 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    Until now I don't purpose any grill

    because I think ....that. ..if she don't want me so what can ivdo
    orko1 orko1 26-30, M Jan 5

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    ajeetsh1987 ajeetsh1987 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Hello. So I am a medical student in my 2nd year

    (2/5) having already graduated with a biology degree. So far I have really not enjoyed medicine. I have really struggled going from one degree to the next - I have struggled with my motivation (non-existent) towards study, being with students who have just left school (I know I...
    Tonks90 Tonks90 22-25, F Dec 5, 2014

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    Afraid Of Failure

    And yet I fail everything... -_-
    entauri entauri 22-25, M Jun 24, 2013

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    You got a big mouth friendzone.

    that's why...All you tube sabotage duplicates too us and boyfriend protector gave us Dan Louie tracks What she told h this morning we have......she's a failure in the hacking world
    letsgo2234 letsgo2234 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I think I've had this fear

    since at least 6th grade or so. I'm pretty sure it's developed because of my dad's reactions every time I do something wrong or screw up. I can't ever explain myself, nor can I even cry because of how bad I feel for screwing up. I just have to put on a straight face and get...
    hawkwardness hawkwardness 18-21, M Jun 6, 2014

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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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    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 was so happy. I had a great job with great

    co-workers and I was doing great things in the clubs I'm in and I was doing well in my classes and I was so close to finishing my degree plan. Just the end of this semester and the fall and I'd be done. I'd be on my way to a career and one step closer to achieving my dreams. I...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2014

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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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    Because of the family I come from,

    I have the fear that I'll end up like them. I finish college in a couple months, but I'm scared that afterward I'll **** up everything I have.
    MariaSmiles17 MariaSmiles17 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    iamreal2015 iamreal2015 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    StraightShemale StraightShemale 18-21, T 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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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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    Aaaand ...

    That's why I don't ever really try. I can't fail if I didn't even try in the first place. But now that I'm at Uni, the defensice mechanism is not helping me one bit. I think that I probably should've had a harder time of it during high school; I always found the academic...
    IdleTraveller IdleTraveller 22-25, F Apr 6, 2010

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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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    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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    When me and my ex broke up it really screwed me

    up. I can't handle failure well and a break up is like saying I failed that person
    UnderDragon UnderDragon 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ive always been an average student in school. Always A's B's and C's. But I've always been busy with extra curricular stuff. I dance, sing, play the guitar and piano, I'm in a...
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