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I Want to Stop Being So Afraid of Failure

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 196 People

    I'm Ready To Change

    I've always been so afraid of failing that I never really tried.I want to change that! Show me one person who has succeeded at everything the first time they tried it. If you don't fail, you don't learn the best way to do something. Why am I so afraid of failing? It's human!!I...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    "Tear Drops and Rain"

                  Last night I had a dream it was about u I smiled and recalled the memories we had that how could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard...
    pinkymoon pinkymoon 18-21, F Sep 3, 2007

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    I Wanna Stop

    I wanna stop,Fear of failure,Holdin' up my life,Too scared,To take a chance,Need to change,Start livin' again!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    I Am Afraid...

    I am not well and yet I'm not terminally ill.  It angers me and scares me at the same time.  I want to go back to work, but I'm afraid that my being sick will pose too many problems.  On top of that, I'm afraid that people will ask me what's wrong.  I would...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 25, 2007

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    Its High Time...

    Its irrational that i am so afraid of failure! I'm dissatisfied in life, i know this and i feel this. I yearn for more for... something!! And yet i don't take the necessary risks, but its high time i did!!!! After all I can think of more reasons to take the risks than not to...
    cloudlessworld cloudlessworld 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    we are all capable of being the person we want to be. we just need to stop being afraid. I know it's hard, I struggle with that myself but I think all we need to do is summon the...
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    Well, that's true. I admire people who are not being afraid to just be themselves. I think that just be yourself was the best than be like other girls.
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    It's not the failure that makes me cry. It's the people that gets affected by my failure. I want to return time to undo it but unfortunately I can't. All this long crying alone...
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    Why should you be afraid? That darkness is a part of you. You should just accept it. To be afraid of it is the same as being afraid of one of your own limbs. we all have darkness...
    KittyBlue3 KittyBlue3 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    1. How do you define honesty? When you say and do things that are not a lie to yourself or others 2. What is your biggest fear or worry? Nothing so humongous God can't help me feel...
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    I'm tired of being me.... Always seeming to travel in circles never improving my life to the degree that I want to improve it.... Always being afraid of change.... Lacking...
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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

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    See i feel there has to come a point soon enough when I’ll feel "ok". Although I’m no longer sure what that should feel like anymore, adding to my idea that well it won’t...
    maxbg23 maxbg23 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I just want to run away from life. I have realized that I want so much but I'm not fighting for it or doing something about it, I know I should. I'm just 16 and i want to live life...
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
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    not afraid of the whole failure part but really the whole criticism part that comes after... but then again who gives a **** about what the next MF gotta say!
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    the date was march 9 when we broke up. but before it happened, i was having conversation with my girl friend. i like her and i know having conversations with her is not good, but i...
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    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    FAILURE! It’s the word we all try and avoid. The word we rather not discuss. Somehow it still manages to creep in unexpectedly and were blindsided. It’s like a huge slap in the...
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