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I Am Afraid of Failure

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    beautifulc0nfessions beautifulc0nfessions 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I Got Made Fun Of For This Recently...

    I get bug report from our team lead and I reply "We could do this, but these are the risks" And she replies: "Go ahead if you think IT WON'T BREAK ANYTHING" ... Ok girl. Live a week in my world of psychopathic "likeminds" and then tell me how sure you are that sun rises in the...
    ILoveMarie ILoveMarie 36-40 Jul 16, 2010

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    Failing

    Failing,Frightens me more,More than I can say,Often,I'm so close,No wonder,I'm shakin' in my boots!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Jun 29, 2012

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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

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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 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

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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

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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 20 hrs ago

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    DoNotMakeMeCry DoNotMakeMeCry 22-25, F Jun 11

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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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    What Will Happen?

    my dad tells me to become a doctor but for that i need to work hard and i'm scared...what if i could not? i would disappoint everybody.....i don't want to become a doctor but i have to and its so complicated and i worry so much...my mood often gets dull because of this...i can't...
    sidslot16 sidslot16 13-15, F Nov 30, 2012

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    Just Totally Afraid

    Have you ever felt like you don't know you fate? Yeah, that feeling mixed with a chance of failing at something terrifies me. I have never really failed at anything. Whenever something would challenge me, I would work so hard that I could satisfactorily approve of my efforts and...
    analyzing analyzing 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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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

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    So...

    Once I get past the point of being afraid of even trying in the first place, I refuse to fail. The trick is, getting started. Overcoming that fear, taking the first step, and going for it. To sell out and not look back.
    ALLEVERWNTD ALLEVERWNTD 31-35, M Aug 14, 2013

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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

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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

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    On Trusting Oneself...

    This evening while I was browsing the internet, a picture fell off the wall a few feet in front of me. It was hanging on one of those stick-up wall hangers that aren't supposed to damage the wall paint (don't bother with these; I have a nice big chip of paint missing from the...
    kiuz645 kiuz645 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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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

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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

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    StraightShemale StraightShemale 18-21, T 1 Response Oct 17

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    I Just Need To Be Better

    Even being at the top of my class and having success in a lot of things academically and with sports, I still always feel like a failure and as if I need to compensate.  I never feel good enough.  The only reason I can think that I'm even in the place I'm at is because of my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 4, 2012

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    Afraid Of Failure

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

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    I am going to a basketball tryout this weekend

    for team Ontario and I constantly feel like I'm not good enough. I am so happy and nervous that I am going to try out but I'm really scared to fail and not make the team. I'm hoping for the best! Please wish me good luck :)
    wynonav wynonav 16-17, F Mar 26

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    If You're Afraid Because You're Unemployed

    I write a lot and most of it - practically all of it - is for different professional organizations and runs in the form of How-Tos, Bossy Exchanges and Theoretical Rants. The following is an example. Tell me what you think!How To Find A Job When There Are NoneThis might help!Many...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 Sep 3, 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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    Self-revelation

    *Note* This story is copied from my EP blog. I have been gaining weight for the last ten years at a rate of approximately 8 lbs per year for a grand total of around 235 pounds. Over the years I have tried Weight Watchers, the Canada Food Guide, the Glycemic Index, a...
    Alliya Alliya 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2010

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    What If???

    This is what my youth pastor said to me... "I think you're afraid of failure..." I hated the fact that she was freaking right. I don't let myself progress in anything because I think of the negative WHAT IF'S instead of the positive ones. I yearn to try new things, I sincerely...
    jamrillo jamrillo 18-21 Dec 17, 2011

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    I hate the fact that I can't accept failure:(

    how I actually make myself accept failure?
    Upsndowns Upsndowns 16-17, F Jan 21

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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 4 days ago

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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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    When i was a young man, it was my ambition to be a big failure one day. However one day down the pub I realised I had achieved my ambition, I had been a success at failure, this...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Oct 25

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    I am totally a failure!! Guess what?The cafe wanted to hire me as a waitress but she did not call me back after interview!!!:-( And also I do not wanna be the waitress again!! I...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I was a failure from the beginning. I was the unplanned result of two idiot teenagers getting drunk at a party. I failed to be a reason for them to stay together. I failed to be a...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    We all have that one (or more) people in our lives that make us feel like this every time they open their mouths... No matter what's going on when they talk to you, you feel like...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    its funny how people always tell you to think about yourself for once and then they pick and choose when that should be....Alas...still a failure.
    ollifer ollifer 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My cousin is a registered nurse, my other cousin is gonna graduate in college on march, and the other one have kids and is working at a mall. And here I am, the oldest from them...
    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Feeling absolutely numb at this moment. My mind is literally blank. Not sure if that's the reaction of suppressing it or the triple dose of numbness it gives but one thing's for...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    im 21 and going to work at a convenient store next week. my mom told me i can do better, but im scared to use my abilities as a bilingual person. my boyfriend thinks im thinking...
    snoflower snoflower 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    After reading many experience project posts, I have finally gathered up the courage to tell my story. Please take a moment to respond. I do not intend to garner sympathy as there...
    DefensivePessimist DefensivePessimist 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Afraid I'm afraid to write the words that i feel because of the grip that they have on my soul. Afraid to know that what and who I love is the wrong thing. Afraid of losing my...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid of the truth so live my life in the dark. I don't find answers to questions. I just dwell on them and think of the what ifs. I'm afraid that if I find out what's real...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I've always felt afraid to let people get close to me both physically and emotionally. I think this is why I have never dated someone or I get choked up when someone asks me on a...
    LilFA LilFA 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There's a lot more to be afraid of, in this world filled with evil.I don't fear much,Cancer took a shot at me last year and I'm now Cancer free.If I die,I die and when I do...
    bigbustluver bigbustluver 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I'm afraid to fall in love because of my trust issues. When I love. I love hard. I make you the center of my world. I am known to be the type of girl that isn't clingy, but I do...
    Solrentia Solrentia 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have always been afraid of people. Afraid they would judge because I'm quiet and don't express many emotions. Every time someone touches me or brushes past me I tense up and hold...
    Catina25 Catina25 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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    im always afraid to lose someone I love , I wonder if anyones afraid to lose me ? :(
    belllla belllla 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I haven't had a girlfriend since I was in the 7th grade and I only went out with her for 2 weeks and we never talked anyway. I feel like im almost afraid of women that im attracted...
    green555f green555f 22-25, M 12 Responses Oct 27

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    I've always been afraid of losing people i love. Sometimes i wonder, is there anyone out there afraid to lose me?
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F Oct 28

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    I'm scared to have sex. Sure I've done some stuff, but I've never had sex. Never have let it go all the way through. I'm freaked out about it. I'm 21 and I'm scared. I'm scared to...
    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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