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I Want to Stop Being So Afraid of Failure

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 199 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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    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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    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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    "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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    AmethystCluster AmethystCluster 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    chicago96 chicago96 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm trying to play it cool, and my friend told me to too. I could easily tell you how I feel over facebook msgr just as easily, because we've been that way for the past few months...
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