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I Am Scared of Failing

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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...
    Rkfj Rkfj 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 Jun 17, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 9 hrs ago

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    I've always been scared to mess up

    and fail. When I was younger that was my main concern, I thought about it all the time. I wanted to be the perfect kid, I needed to be the perfect kid. It was how I thought kids were supposed to act. My family always pushed for me to be the best kid I could be. Use good manners...
    KilljoyTillTheEnd KilljoyTillTheEnd 16-17, F 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 41-45, F Jun 12

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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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    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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    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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    I really need a boyfriend there for me when I wake up in the middle of the night scared and be there to comfort me so I am not scared anymore
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