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I Want to Stop Being So Afraid of Failure

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 186 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 41-45, 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 21-25, F Sep 3, 2007

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    how do i stop failing? I have an answer, but i am not so sure if it's just what i need. i have a problem in keeping my head in the game. i just get distracted. i just get swayed...
    pitchy28 pitchy28 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I only feel sadness. Since my diagnosis that's all I feel and I'm sick of it! I've thought about killing my self sometimes to end it but ik that would put sadness on my family and...
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    I'm tired of always being sad. I know it's a choice but sometimes you just can't help it. It's like you'll have everything but you know that there's something that you're missing...
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    What if I will never find my happy again? Today is my birthday and I am miserable. I want to go out and have a good time but I forgot how. I just lay in bed pissed at myself for...
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    This is to all of you people who say mean thinks to me because I ask people if I think I'm pretty I did it because I saw other people do it I dont want attention I know I'm...
    natalie7536 natalie7536 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I was smart, went to college, then grad school. However, I failed my PhD but rebounded with a decent job in research. However, after 4 years, my superior hated that I'd question...
    DestinedFailure DestinedFailure 36-40, M 14 hrs ago

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    I have done and tried really hard.... I looked for solutions on the internet.... kinda tried to try them, but non seemed to work.... I was really struggling.... and, still stuck in...
    pitchy28 pitchy28 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My ex beat my on multiple occasions over nothing. He has his issues but I really don't care to explain away his behaviors anymore. All I know is that he brutalized me, over and...
    thirdgirl thirdgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I am a failure not going to lie about that. Don't have any real talent, I usually ends up last in class. I don't have any real special talent, and in a big group no one notices me...
    ayeitsjhoicx ayeitsjhoicx 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I am afraid of dying I am afraid of losing my family I am afraid of guns I am afraid of people who have guns I am afraid of spiders I am afraid of anything that has more than 4...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My son was PTSD due to sexual abuse done by a relative. I found about after he had a flash back on vacation. I found him near death once and I feel like I can never really get...
    reydog reydog 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Invisibility, obviously. Anything that would allow me to go wherever I wanted without being seen.
    drune77 drune77 36-40, M 19 mins ago

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    Look at you, you’re young; & you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring about what other people think of you. Wear what...
    LetsAllGoToHell LetsAllGoToHell 26-30 Jan 12

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    When the time comes and I meet that one special woman.My one and only soul mate.My every day goal and desire would to make her feel a happiness she has never felt in her lifetime.I...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Jan 21

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    I want to wake up every day and not pick myself apart. I want my hair to lay right without a cowlick. I want to straighten the small gap I have between my front teeth. I want my...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Jan 7

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    There is nothing harder than battling yourself. Everyone around tells you attempts to make you feel better, whether it's actually sincere or not doesn't really matter. I hate being...
    MathyEm MathyEm 22-25, F Jan 11

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    I was wondering ....maybe if i don´t kill myself i will get some kind of reward for living this painful life...all i can do is watch everyone around me being happy and telling me...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    the US isnt going in the right direction. i want to find myself. i want to stop being a scared little girl and be adventurous! this nation isnt going to stay the way it is now. i...
    christievaca christievaca 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 19

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    I love being alone and like not hanging around other people because I feel comfortable enough to do things by and for myself, but the times I do get lonely I get kinda sad but then...
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Cant stand the things he did for her!!! i have been with my fiance for a year. we have a baby on the way our first child together but third for us both. my problem is i resent that...
    srnyers srnyers 26-30, F Jan 3

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    Well at first this seems like a pretty lofty goal to some. But change doesn't have to necessarily occur overnight. It only takes one person to start a movement. There are so many...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F Jan 7

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    So I don't actually date people because I feel gross about myself, I do have friends with benefits though :P I'm actually losing weight faster than I expected just by walking and...
    gumtreejuice gumtreejuice 18-21 1 Response Jan 11

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    Most likely this kind of drama... I am me and I am who I am. That's the fact that all of us needs to accept. Lately, i mean 2-3 days ago i join a camp and wishing that my crush...
    etude etude 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I don't know what you and me are...but let's not stop being it...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jan 16

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    Okay so I went out today and I forgot to take my pills today... I am so sad and I could not handle being around people for like 30mins. Like wtf? I did not know I was so dependant...
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Some time ago I read this article on some website, theunboundedspirit.com There's nothing new, but in my opinion the article is very well written. It made me think... 1. The...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    I mean I know I won't be, or at least it's highly unlikely. I'm only 19, I have plenty of time left. But every time I start liking someone, I give up before anything starts. I'm...
    StrangelyWrinkledMammal StrangelyWrinkledMammal 18-21, F 25 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid to grow up. I'm scared everything will fall. I'm terrified that I'll end up poor and become a failure. I'm afraid I'll be in debt my whole life. I barely even know what...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 10

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    People have done this to me my entire life. I have always been abandoned by people who I thought care about me since I was like 4. Things will be going fine, we contact each other...
    hypnotika hypnotika 22-25, F 12 mins ago

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    I want a girlfriend but I dont feel good enough or pretty enough
    ShadowWolf01 ShadowWolf01 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am afraid of failure at whatever I do. I guess I feel like I have something to prove to all the people who doubt my abilities and because of that I want to succeed at everything...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    It feels like I have this wall around me. Anyone even tries and they get deflected. It's especially bad when its s3xual (seriously EP quit with the stupid censoring). Anyway, when...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I want to give up and walk away, but something in my heart stops me as my mind dwells in its thoughts as if I'm going crazy but everytime I close my eyes at those moments...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    24th December 2003, I was 5 years old at the time. I normally have a terrible memory but this I remember so well that it scares me. It was around 7pm and I was waiting for my...
    emmajane0912 emmajane0912 16-17, F 12 mins ago

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    sometimes i prefer quitting or not even trying .. Because I'm so afraid of failure
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    When I feel good I won't think of internet, but when I feel bad I just want to spit it out on internet. I don't want to complain but once I open the hose I cannot stop, if I don't...
    firenbell firenbell 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    We are living in very interesting times. Our generation could live for over 1000years and colonise the Universe. But, ***** real. We have to pay attention to the major...
    jamesb9899 jamesb9899 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid of being rejected.
    HazelKey HazelKey 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Hey. I have a big problem... And I hope someone can help me with the problem. Last time i cryed was the day my bf said something like 'Stop crying. What will help crying?', take...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I want to reach for yours lips. I want to fall into your sweet embrace. My heart pounding against your chest. My breath on your neck. I will moan into your mouth and I will bite...
    Speranza27 Speranza27 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago