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I Am Not Afraid of Failure

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Oct 9

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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 4 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    ...but I am. I have not just fallen. It's more like the whole damn cliff just gave way beneath me. Emotional walls that no one else has come close to breaching have absolutely...
    EmeraldDreams12 EmeraldDreams12 18-21 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Failure is hard. I am so afraid that i will fail because of some of the people of my family and my real mom that put me down and was so hash to me and her mom as well. However I...
    jessconn81 jessconn81 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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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...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    letsgo2234 letsgo2234 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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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

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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...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    why would someone be afraid of coming across mature content? I mean, it's not like it's going to shoot you in the face if you look at it. :p
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 8 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    So recently I've realized how miserable I am. With realizing this I've been pondering all night and day about why I'm this way and I realized its my fault. I am so afraid of...
    LittleFebruary LittleFebruary 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I dont understand why I'd be afraid... I was raised to be very open and happy with my sexuality. and I am, I find it can be intimidating to girls my age, but also a turn on for...
    Anicia47 Anicia47 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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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

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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...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 8

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I procrastinated soo much this year because I was afraid of the workload.... And I feel like I am at the lowest point ever, I have a deadline and I am not close to finnishing my...
    blueberrysmile blueberrysmile 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I have been so busy and jam packed this last month and will be for the run up for Christmas!! Moving house in 5 days with the 7 other members of my family, constant coursework and...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F Dec 2

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    I failed a class this semester, my first semester in college. It was the easiest math class the college has to offer, Math 950. Most of the material is high school level math. I...
    stjimmy765 stjimmy765 18-21, M Dec 10

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    19 year old about to turn 20 in feburary of 2015 and I'm unhappy to say that I'm a failure in life . I don't know where the hell to begin with this thread . Cliffs -failure in...
    Mizo0217 Mizo0217 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Fear of failure makes to focus and stay attentive, which leads to success. This is true for one side of coin. Other side of coin prompted to negative thoughts leading to...
    nissan124 nissan124 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I keep losing everything. I left my phone in a public bathroom, my wallet was stolen at a bus stop, and I lost my keys three times this month. I have to pay for that ****, over and...
    Dropdeadreamer Dropdeadreamer 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 29

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    I miss home...I want too go back:( but I know I can't...it would mean I am a failure and it would be an embarrassment too my family...
    ThatLatinChick20 ThatLatinChick20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I haven't really DONE anything with my life. I'm 45 years old...I don't have a job. I should have gone to college & gotten a career. I should have done this or that...but can't...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm sorry for the lengthy post... I just watched Geography Club and it got me regretting how long it took me to come out, and then explore as to why that was.... One of the things...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M Dec 12

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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 Nov 23

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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 Nov 23

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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 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I bottle everything up. I'm not very talkative. I'm not how I used to be. I don't tell secrets to many people. I don't like but I do like getting close to people. I like to read...
    ForeverANomad ForeverANomad 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    By love I don't mean guys or anything...and I don't mean losing people to death. But I am afraid of losing my friends and family, that they will stop caring about me or I will do...
    prznaroosak prznaroosak 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6

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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...
    shanequea shanequea 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    So I've been an only child for my whole life, and I've been happy. Change is the only thing I have ever really feared. But. . .today my mother told told me she's pregnant, and...
    PadfootPandora PadfootPandora 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    We know deep down that life is short, and that death will happen to all of us eventually, and yet we are infinitely surprised when it happens to someone we know. LIVE your life...
    raquel80 raquel80 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 10

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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 1 day ago

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    I live in St. Louis Missouri and we have the gate way arch which u can go up in. I went with my friends because they wanted to go and when we where up at the top I was fine as long...
    mwiltshire mwiltshire 22-25, F 23 hrs ago

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    I'm very much afraid of guys/men and I want to overcome this fear and avoidance. I can never remember not having this anxiety. From even before being enrolled in my first year of...
    2openmind 2openmind 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I am afraid of looking in to the mirror also. but for 2 reasons. 1) I don't like the way I look. 2) I have this irrational fear that the person looking back will try to grab me...
    Gr3mL1N Gr3mL1N 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    So this guy is threatening and I am so afraid, even though I don't want to be. I am so afraid.
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I've always been sort of jealous of people who weren't afraid to be who they were. I've gone through life being afraid of other people's opinions, so I sort of have this thing...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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