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I Am Not Afraid of Failure

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    Firewalker

    I've spent a lifetime failing at things. Sports, the arts, jobs, marriage.  There's a lot I don't know how to do, even more I don't know how to fix.  There are things I fail at, things I'll always fail at, things that I can't win.  But I'll never be complacent. When things don...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    Just Keep Trying

    It is all to easy to fall into the trap of seeing my life as an endless list of failures (even some of the “wins”  sometimes feel like failures to me.)  But that’s just the old devil Depression whispering in my ear, and I have learned to ignore him, mostly. They still...
    windlion windlion 56-60, M Mar 8, 2012

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    I am not afraid of failure.

    I hate... (passionately)....to fail.. but if you try your heart out... is it really failure? just a thought. ;)
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Just An Ordinary Average Day

    There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them. Tom Krause   Success is never final; failure is never fatal. Winston Churchill   Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. Chinese proverb Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 9, 2010

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    Mistaken

    You do your best. You try. You aim for the bullseye, but sometimes you don't hit the bullseye. Sometimes you miss. You make corrections, you correct your DOPE, you adjust the sling,, straighten yourself out. You try again. And then, there are always grenades and you only have to...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F Dec 15, 2010

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    Success More So...

    I think failure is when one doesn't get up and make another attempt. When one gives another attempt I see it as a learning experience and a set back in time. With a set back especially of I didn't give my all, I keep thinking would I have succeeded if I did. The funny...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F May 12, 2008

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    I Am Not Afraid Of Failure

    I'm not afraid of failure.  I was always good at spelling never failed it.   I'm good a cooking too.  However when it comes to math or history I have failed.  Failure isn't life threatening.   There's saying if you don't succeed at first try again.  
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Feb 25, 2012

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    Try Again

    I am not afraid to fail at anything cause I can always try again. Dont ever try anything to dangerous though.  Everyone fails sometimes. It is the joy of getting it right after trying so hard.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2008

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    I'm Afraid Of Other Peoples Reactions

    Failure isn't something anyone wants. If you try in the least bit on anything, you like to think you didn't waste any time or effort. Or at least that's how I think. I don't like failing because when I do I get in major trouble. I've never failed a class. I've hardly really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 13, 2012

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    A New Rainbow

    There is no stumbling block on a cobble stoned of life that will make me give up on my dreams. I am not afraid of failure, I am not afraid to look at the sky again. I watch it and with head up all the time, after all. I never know when I may see a rainbow, a swallow crossing the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Hi. I am new here, it is my first post. I am a student, I don't have troubles in my studies (not yet), I have a great boyfriend I love and who loves me too. But I have no friends...
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    There are few things worse than being both intelligent and a failure, it's a complete waste but what do you do about it when that's the only accurate way to describe yourself? I...
    AnattheDestroyer AnattheDestroyer 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i feel like a loser and a failure,.. I don't know what to do.. God knows I did everything I could
    NostalgicSpirit NostalgicSpirit 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I just told the only job I've ever liked that I'm done. Why? My job required me to travel a lot, but paid relatively well. But we still couldn’t pay bills because of the child...
    ia16 ia16 36-40, M Sep 26

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    I'm a Complete Failure & I'm Quitting Bye Guys I'm deleting my ep and even my life too I think u understood , I'm a Loser... Bye Friends Love u all :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28

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    realizing your failures is no easy task. I've been out of high school for almost two years. I have no job. no further education. I have a car payment that I can't afford. I even...
    ecress ecress 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I AM SURE THAT MOST PEOPLE FEEL AND THINK PEOPLE SUCCEED DUE TO DESTINY AND A GOOD GUARDIAN ANGEL..BUT I THINK PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUCCEDED HAVE DONE SO ON THE GRIT OF OVERCOMING THEIR...
    romell romell 36-40, M Oct 7

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    Flat ribbon cable for Mercedes Vito dashboard instrument cluster pixel failure repair
    diagnosticobd diagnosticobd 13-15, F Oct 9

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    I ate so much today, I want to lose weight, but I can't because i'm so depressed. And stressed, i keep bingeing .. I'm a failure
    Frappelover Frappelover 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm afraid that I'll end up alone. I'm afraid of being sad for the rest of my life. I'm afraid of bugs. I'm afraid my mother will get tired of me- that EVERYONE will get tired of...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm afraid that if I ever got together with my crush, people would try to split us up. I'm afraid of ill-willed people spreading rumors and lies about us. I'm afraid of losing the...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Sep 29

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    As much as I truly want to experience someone mentally physically emotionally & spiritually. I am so afraid. Afraid of not being enough, if not getting the love right back. I...
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F Oct 12

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    Don't judge, its really hard, but just think about it before you do. I got judged so much, I am afraid of being myself, everyone thinks I am a lonely introvert, but the truth is, i...
    mariahluh mariahluh 51-55, T 2 days ago

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    Facing a clock on how much time I have left, I'm not afraid to go...I am afraid of not having someone to hold my hand while I pass, but as it grows nearer, I've even started to...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    I am afraid of being turned down, but I think I am more afraid of being hurt. The few times I've asked a girl out, I felt like I was standing way out on a swaying branch. I mean...
    Hellcat43 Hellcat43 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I am scared of death but mostly it scares me to think where my soul will go. I mean I believe in God and pray to him but I don't go to Church because I work on the weekends so I'm...
    Moonstripe1993 Moonstripe1993 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm not really afraid of singledom nor am I afraid to be a single parent but with my lack of experience I'm sure it'd drive any guy away. I try to think of the positives about...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    This photo I took during a not so fun time in life. I am afraid of my own darkness. I have a temper that I can't control and a sadness so great. I lose all control. And that is...
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I'm not afraid of commitment, but I'm afraid of being hurt, mistreated and replaced.
    toobreezzee toobreezzee 16-17, F Oct 12

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    I'm afraid to fall in love because when I think about love now...all I think of is cheating,lying,being used..I easily fall in love.. I'm afraid to fall in love.
    quackboo quackboo 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    My anxiety could be the cause of all my worrying over this, but I am afraid of being nonexistent after I die, and I don't understand how most people are fine with it. I do believe...
    DeniseD17 DeniseD17 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Every time I find someone I really like it always ends up bad. Either I get my heart broken, I get cheated on, or they lie to me about some dumb ****. I'm afraid that I'm going to...
    tay143 tay143 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Lately I have been thinking about telling this girl how I really feel about her but I'm afraid what she will say when I do. If she says yes OK and if no OK but its what happens...
    Chaco1 Chaco1 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always end my relationships with men if I become too attached to them, cause I'm afraid they'll hurt me.
    pingviniuks pingviniuks 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I'm afraid no one will ever fall in love with me
    Algorhythms Algorhythms 18-21, F Sep 26

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    This is what happens when I like someone here...actually vented all my anger on him and then he happens to be attractive IMO and he doesn't find me attractive totally killed my...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I am only afraid of that life will end, earlier or later. And actually 70-80 years isn't even that much.. Including that when you are very old you can't really do stuff and you are...
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 29

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    I am who I am.....Interestingly enough while I am a very outgoing person and a very self-confident person, I am very shy when it comes to initiating a relationship. I know that I...
    Cpaz33 Cpaz33 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Being cautious comes into it,but when all is said and done,I occasionally meet someone I sincerely think is an OK kind of person,and I AM afraid to let them get close.Half the...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M Sep 30

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    The rain is coming down heavily. The neighborhood is quiet. It's October and it marks a full 2 years and 2 months of being single. It's been 2 months since I've made any physical...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    It's the only thing I'm afraid of
    joelle10 joelle10 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I myself am not afraid of dying. I would hate to be widowed, though. I fear I would go crazy.. Like go off the deep end. I am very close to my husband. Spending one night away from...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I am afraid of never being loved I have never even had a girlfriend I am still single and a virgin but I guess that's my fault
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    this is another reason why also I guess I am afraid of being rejected to and have a broken heart
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I to am afraid that I will end up alone and it seems that more likely to happen
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    My best friend has been trying to set me up with someone for months, but I never call them because I'm afraid they'll reject me.
    Lulu6494 Lulu6494 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 4

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    I admire people who are real and true. I admire people who aren't afraid to stand up for who they are. I believe if you're faking who you are, you're just making the impression...
    drinksandflowers drinksandflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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