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I Am Afraid to Take Risks

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    Cant Risk To Actually Live !

    My story with risk basically comes down to that I am so afraid of failure. . I mean. . What if I took a risk and failed. . I am so much of a perfection freak that I can't bear taking a risk just because of the idea of "what if I did this and it went wrong". . So am...
    HebaRashed HebaRashed 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2009

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    I *must* Try!

    I usually never take risks..of any kind. When i occasionally do,it leaves me feeling extremely restless. Just today i showed my hand to a palmist (just for the heck of it)...he told me,surprisingly,what i know myself...I give up too easily, far too soon than i should in order to...
    zecchini zecchini 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2008

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    So me and a few friends decided to go watch a

    movie pretty late. ( I love this girl that went with us ) so I ran up the stairs to sit next to her before my friend could, anyway. Later in the movie she nudged my arm off the arm rest and looked at me and laughed. I put my hand beside it and I was messing with my hand, she...
    seanlayton211 seanlayton211 13-15, M Nov 30

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    The fears and thoughts in my head control me.

    Why do I have more negative thoughts than positive. One of the fears I have most is school and which major to pick. I'm scared to pick a major and find out half way through that it's not for me or I can't do it. I've never been good at school, but I've always tried my hardest...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I confess I'm not good at taking risks,

    leaps of faith, chances. Not sure why. Doubtless previous experience somewhere along the line I expect. Once bitten twice shy and all that. Once in while though........
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 8

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    But I Am Willing To Take The Risk With Fear In My Heart

    life can be scary especially for young adults like myself whom have to take on new responsibilities that we never had growing up. i'm scared. it's time to leave the nest and i am scared but i am gonna do it. risks are necessary for change, otherwise life is boring:/ and that's...
    veronica4ever veronica4ever 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    Risks

    Risks,They scare me,I'm open-minded,However,I don't like risks,Love the safety,Of the safe-zone,Who can blame me?Been bitten,Many times before.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 14, 2012

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    Constant Conundrums

    I am faced with making a huge decision. To pack up and move from Portland, OR to Kalispell, MT, or try to have a long distance relationship, or end a relationship with the best person I have ever connected with in my life.  I would be following my...
    riddlemethis522 riddlemethis522 22-25, F Jul 11, 2010

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    It's Pathetic

    Every time I see a girl that I find attractive I manage to convince myself into not to do anything. These voices haunt me. "She's out of your league" "She has a boyfriend already" "She's tired of people hitting on her"  and my favorite...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    Sometimes Its Good Not to Take Risks

    I'm not a big risk taker b/c I believe in Murphy's Law,If it can happen it will". Look at the money lost in the stock markets, what a price to pay for those risks taken. However, I did take a risk of coming to your site to ask for help today not for myself put for the...
    betchaboots betchaboots 41-45, F Jan 3, 2009

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    Stupidity

    I'm afraid of everything. Really, it's true. Even getting up in the morning is scary. It's not way up on the fear-scale, but yeah. Creepy. What if it'll be a really crappy day? I assume this stems from having had (to some extent still having) social phobia. I don't put myself...
    nahald nahald 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    God forbid if I'm in this state

    for another year. I've never been a risk taker but something needs to change and New York is calling my name.
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F Dec 3

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    I'm An Idea Person...

    and I hide behind those ideas, steering clear of putting them into action and possibly failing.  I fear the risk-taking, just because it can lead to failure, rejection, etc.  I know in my heart that it could lead to success as well, but have no confidence that it will...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 5 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    It's Like If I Make a Change and It Doesn't Work Out, It'll Be My Fault

    If I take a risk and it doesn't work out, I will have created a bad situation for myself. If I don't take risks, I can blame other things, situations, and circumstances for my problems. I guess not risking anything is a risk, but it isn't true that the greatest risk is...
    blackberryface blackberryface 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    Cant Risk To Actually Live !

    My story with risk basically comes down to that I am so afraid of failure. . I mean. . What if I took a risk and failed. . I am so much of a perfection freak that I can't bear taking a risk just because of the idea of "what if I did this and it went wrong". . So am...
    HebaRashed HebaRashed 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2009

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    I am afraid of relationships. I think I always have been. I can't remember a time when I was able to give myself to someone without second thought or with uninhibited trust. I'm...
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    not sure if I'm afraid anymore...I'm just used to it right now, I've been rejected by every girl I ever liked or cared about (possibly loved), people says "have confidence"...well...
    Muramasa Muramasa 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    mwiltshire mwiltshire 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    thewritestuff27 thewritestuff27 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Gr3mL1N Gr3mL1N 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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