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I Am Scared of Failing

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    I have an opportunity

    for a new job, but am scared to death to accept it, because I am afraid I will fail. I'm afraid they will find out how inadequate I truly am. My current job is easy and secure, but I'm not happy there.
    chumiloons chumiloons 46-50, F Jun 12

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    After Bad Day - With No One To Talk To.

    I'm going to write here because, as I said - I have no one to talk to. I had an important college review today. I study design. They told me, not in so many words - That I am not a talented designer, that my work is boring and that I won't survive this year in college. I feel...
    RachaelErin RachaelErin 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Ever since elementary,

    I've gotten straight A's and that is what set the high expectations on me. I feel that even if I get a B, I failed and am miserable about it... I know a lot of people think that school isn't stressful for the straight A students, but it is. We're scared of failing. It's a...
    Redhy11 Redhy11 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    This Is Not How I Thought Things Would Be

    when i'm laid in bed and i can't sleep, i'll run through my thoughts, but at the same time i'll take a step back from my life and look at myself and everything that makes me... well... me.... You know what i conclude everytime? That i'm nothing that i actually want to be, and...
    83564q 83564q 22-25 1 Response Mar 16, 2009

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    I feel I shouldn't be worried

    but these thoughts of failing are not escaping me at all...
    dayvhiny dayvhiny 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Not Ready Yet

    I am really scared of failing the Big Exam. People say I should have been studying for it since I entered school. People say I should have made notes made for review. But I hadn't. Now, I am on my last year and just one year away from taking the exam and I very scared. It also...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 Jun 17, 2011

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    It hurts me so much, I hold things against

    people I just want to rid them off my mind and of this planet once they have hurt me... I'm in a relationship that I have no idea why icant just leave... I feel like an idiot, a clown I wear a mask everyday and pretend I'm ok. I'm a pinup model I tell my bf I'm goin to take...
    Tiodio Tiodio 18-21, F Jul 29

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    So far my professors have been pretty intense.

    I feel like my Fall semester was easy and hard but I still got through it. It's the Spring semester and I thought I was going to get some good professors. This is going to be a tough semester and I'm scared of failing. I'm trying to think positive but I'm really scared right now...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Not Litteraly Falling

    like falling emotionally and not being able to get up having to be stuck down in a rut and have to live that misery over and over again not being able to get up and live a good life! being alone.....with nothing to do like being in a pit!
    justjessica justjessica 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2008

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    After the hell that was fall semester I'm

    scared of failing my finals this semester. I really need these A's and B's to get my GPA back up. I already lost one scholarship I can't lose anymore.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F May 6

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    School is becoming more difficult

    and I am having feelings that I will not be able to learn everything in order to achieve success.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Mar 31

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    I'm going to be taking online classes

    for a Bachelor's of Science in Audio Production from Full Sail. Firstly, I've never been great at school. I'm not dumb, I just have a hard time motivating myself even in crucial moments. But that's my secondary fear; I'm really scared that despite my education, should I succeed...
    zanestickler zanestickler 18-21, M May 21

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    I'm scared of... probably hundreds of things in this world. Many of these fear came from my past, came from random moments and others were just because I had them. And most of them...
    jxstagirl jxstagirl 13-15, F Nov 7

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    Every time I think about this my heart threatens to pound it's way out of my chest. Okay so I'm getting some feeling for this amazing guy. But I'm scared. And at first I thought...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am a junior in college. Totally floundering right now. Drowning it feels like. Failing 2 out of 5 classes I am enrolled in currectly. I don't know what I want to do. I don't know...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 6 Responses Oct 30

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    I'm pretty sure I'm failing science. I just don't understand it and science is the class where I forget to turn in most of my work
    marioo15 marioo15 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    It never really occurred to me that my teachers could be a danger to me or anyone around me until the day I graduated from Primary school. I saw this teacher(who never taught me...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    We were distant. For the past 2 weeks I barely saw her and barely messaged her. I don't want to lose her. I don't want to be alone. I'm sorry for my imperfections. If only I...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M Oct 25

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    I'm scared of falling in love. I'm scared of being friends. I'm scared of talking. I'm scared if social interaction because what if they judge me
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I'm very scared of balloons. Especially the ones with helium. As a kid I ran out of the house when balloons were being popped by my mom. I can't stand the loud bang from a rubber...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Yup I get scared. I get scared after watch scary movies at night and I get scared when I go on a night time walk. My biggest fear is being replaced. I hate it but I can't help it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    Actually, I'm scared to hell of injections, but not from VC or IV needles or any needle used to draw blood outta my body. I know the needle will go directly to one of my veins. The...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Nov 7

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    So, even though I broke it off, I am still scared of my now ex. When we were together he would try to get me alone with him... When we were alone he would start kissing me and...
    xxbrokengirl98xx xxbrokengirl98xx 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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    I'm so scared i'm going to lose my mum she got a lesion taken off her finger and the doctor said it was precancerous so they got it before anything developed but what if they're...
    ccher95 ccher95 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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    I'm scared of everything...the dark because it manifests itself into creatures, boys because of their abusive tendencies, the thunder and wind because of how loud it violently...
    Quackimaducky Quackimaducky 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    i'm so scared of growing up. i don't want to leave school... i know i'll miss seeing people everyday, and i'll be so scared to leave my hometown for university
    artandtravel artandtravel 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    Well I have to get test done on Monday to see if I have Leukaemia and lung cancer. My doctor is worried about me cause I have been bruising for no reason and he said that there is...
    Byebyebabe Byebyebabe 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I'm so F()$@ing Alone I know plenty of people in my life. I used to think I was alone when I was surrounded by people. Now I realize, I'm so alone because, I am alone. It's a...
    Atlas0Scar Atlas0Scar 18-21, M Nov 8

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    last year i was raped and im always scared ive tried to kill myself everyday and night since it happened i feel so scared and alone my body is all cuts and scars i dont know what...
    alanahlouise alanahlouise 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    ^ Of the results of my actions today and of never finding a significant other. I acted without thinking and did not handle a situation with my usual tact and grace. I'm scared of...
    Shiznitone Shiznitone 22-25, M Nov 11

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    I'm currently home alone with my two dogs and there are a bunch of noises in the bathroom from the wind blowing things around but I'm still scared as hell. Every time I try to calm...
    pkninja pkninja 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    Its awful, feeling this way. Im TERRIFIED of being in a relationship. I'm scared that I will be played. I'm scared that I'll never be good enough, or pretty enough. When did this...
    Shanyyyy18 Shanyyyy18 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Im scared of never being good enough for my family myslef and friends im scared I mite go insane with evreything that goes through my head evreyones problems but there problems...
    angymagallanes648 angymagallanes648 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm scared of abuse when I'm in relationships with my girlfriend. Sometimes I don't like when she hit me or do stuff like abused me. It can be end up of our relationship. Cause I'm...
    shaqwanna shaqwanna 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Scared is a ******* understatement. Heartbreakingly terrified is much more accurate. Trying to picture a life without you is like trying to picture life without the wheel, or water...
    DanBurnett DanBurnett 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 23

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    I have experienced being molested in a public transportation thrice. My friends tell me its because i look fragile and defenseless. I don't look at all 20 and some mistake me for...
    lovedtoomuchurtasmuch lovedtoomuchurtasmuch 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 23

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    I feel very low and scared. Wish I could connect with someone to feel better.
    TexasSun760430 TexasSun760430 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 23

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    Well, it happened. I've lost the person I love. He's gone. He presented what he thought would be deal breakers for me in this relationship, and I accepted them. He left me anyway...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    I go to a driving class tomorrow and I'm so scared. I may or may not know anyone there. They'll all be ages under me considering I've waited so long to take it. I wish I would stop...
    LexiK88 LexiK88 16-17, F Oct 24

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    I see and hear things in the dark. I'm scared, but I try to act mature.
    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    If you message me and i block you dont take it personally i just get scared very easily and freaked out by people :) i wont block you if im not freaked out by you but if i am dont...
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I'm scared I'm being lied to by a few different people things are just starting to not add up..
    emgg emgg 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    I only have one week of high-school left. Ever. It feels so weird to think that I was in a "safe environment" for about 12 years and that I'll be 18 soon and I will have to make...
    Frangenia Frangenia 16-17 Oct 27

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    I don't know what life has in store for me and I'm going to be leaving for college soon. I guess I'm just scared that I'll be living alone for the first time in my life. How do I...
    Coletteisawesome Coletteisawesome 16-17, F Oct 28

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    I feel like a white because I got raped. I feel like it was my fault. I haven't told anyone. I'm so scared they'll judge me
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    A month ago, someone I know well passed away, I attended his funeral and we took him to the grave and I saw the whole ceremony till we closed the grave. Very strange feeling to...
    zolito zolito 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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