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I Am Not Afraid of Failure

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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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    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 3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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. ;)
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    I never failed academically. I was consistently in the honor roll. Never failed my parents. I was a scholar from high school through college.When I apply for a job, I can be the...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    some people waste their time explaining the reason of their failure but thing is no one cares why you failed they just see you as unsuccessful person no one will excuse you so you...
    Mind0Reader Mind0Reader 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 18 hrs ago

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    so afraid of it yet I'm extremely close to it. I just don't know what to do
    playr435 playr435 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am afraid. I am afraid of spiders, heights, death, all of it, all of the petty and more complex creatures, things, and instances, but that is of the least importance as of right...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 4 days ago

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    Being the not so smart one between what seems like two geniuses for sisters is so hard! They say they're constantly pointing out my failures because "they care." But is that really...
    ethai20 ethai20 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    it's not that I'm affraid to fall in love it's just that I am afraid to fall in love with the wrong person again.
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I can't believe that I'm not the only one who has this; I've always been afraid of them, but now that I'm older, I'm not so much scared as I am weary of being near them. For me, I...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Jun 23

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    Every time I get up, I wonder why I bother myself with getting up in the morning, because I feel so empty and dead inside. Whenever I wait for the train, I ask myself why not just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23

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    I'm tired in failure in many things
    jayn12 jayn12 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I try to surround myself by people who aren't afraid to be themselves because a.) I could use the inspiration because I have a hard time being myself in front of others, and b...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I recently got a request from my sister in-law to draw her a logo. I've been drawing for quite some time but I can't pull this together no matter how hard I try. What if I fail...
    kiraikou kiraikou 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    For everyone who is afraid- You can't spend the rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you, and you have to start by not rejecting yourself, you don't deserve it. From...
    AnyaW AnyaW 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I had a dream which helped me realize I am afraid of scrutiny. I can't post things and leave them up because I heavily scrutinize everything I write. I don't just express what's...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 22

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    I aint afraid,you only live once.
    Dracula14 Dracula14 13-15, M Jun 21

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    Are you afraid of growing old? I am. But it will be more bearable if you don't have to sleep alone. Hope this little story makes you smile. An older couple was lying in bed one...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    This is not a suicidal experience. I hope that it might inspire others in this group to rethink any rash decision to try to pursue death. (Judging by the warning at the top of this...
    keiisenshi keiisenshi 26-30, M Jun 21

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    I'm afraid of falling back into depression, but the fear of depression can almost be a debilitating and lethargic as depression, because I don't want to do anything that could...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 20

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    not such afraid but useless to try and thought it frustrates me at times, I accept it and for most part. I let one person know the worst of me and they are no longer around. Sooo...
    ollifer ollifer 36-40, F Jun 19

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    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...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    My brother tried to kill me when I was 25. He thought I had a boyfriend, lost virginity and brought shame to the family. I had no choice but to run away from home. I was sure he...
    7Sara7 7Sara7 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I am only 20 but I feel like I will never find love. I see so many people my age that have long relationships and I feel like a total loser. I just had a break up... the...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    I'm afraid I'll be alone for the rest of my life. That I'll never find someone I can connect with someone. That scares me a lot.
    ChainedHeart ChainedHeart 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Okay, so this whole experience seems silly, but I have two words for you my bunny-fearing friends: Donnie. Darko. Once I saw that movie, bunnies were out. Easter is the worst...
    karabbit9 karabbit9 26-30, F Jun 17

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    doesnt matter who i talk to if its girls i know or if its girls i meet on EP I always end up alone i cant be in any freaking relationship and i am afraid i will be like that...
    ThePsychoMantis ThePsychoMantis 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Every time I get comfortable with someone, they always leave. Even when they save they're not going to leave, they do. I'm afraid to get close with anyone because they always end...
    thatlonelygirl69 thatlonelygirl69 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    It is always at the back of my mind. I am always wondering. Especially when my cousins and friends announce their engagements. I always wonder...when? How? I know a few older...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    When it comes to grades, being a failure is my worst fear. I can't afford to fail. Studying, reading, making time to relearn and just do the damn work to pass useless classes. Why...
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I used to be afraid to die even though it really far off. I'm not afraid anymore because I think there a several things that could happen in tandem with my body decaying. 1 I will...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 15

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    http://youtu.be/PNUqicbFBN0 Being who you are, unabashedly takes true courage. Never give up on yourself, never stop trying to be the best individual you can be. If other people...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 15

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