Anxious Thoughts about Failing

As I’ve told you all a million times, I have a serious fear a failure. I think a lot of people do so my situation isn’t entirely unique.

There is so much going on in my life that makes me feel like at any moment I will fail horribly. That my ineptitude will ruin all of the big things going on in my life right now. That I will fail which will derail and destroy everything that I have worked hard to do.

I worry that I will fuck up getting a mortgage for a house, that I don’t make enough money to contribute financially the way I want to, that my piss-poor paychecks will create a rift between my boyfriend and I, that I will destroy my relationship with my mom and probably 100 other things.

(I mention a lot of these things in my last post.)

My mind tells me all of those worries will become reality. That there is little I can do to prevent any of them from happening.

How do you clear your mind when anxiety tells you that you will fail?



  1. When I am anxious, exercise helps me clear my mind, but I also make lists of things. I figure out how to make everything work (especially financially). Making lists makes me feel like I have things more figured out.

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  2. I have always been fearful (well earned, from an early age), but I learned, way back in my early twenties, to face each situation as if I were jumping into the deep end of a pool. I DO know how to swim and I haven’t sunk to the bottom yet. Since I made that decision, no matter how scared I have been, I have had the same reaction to anything I have to undertake and I just… jump. The faster, the better, by the way. I have been miserable, a time or two, especially when I waited too long to jump in, but I haven’t sunk to the bottom yet 😊❤️. Hope this helps…❤️❤️❤️

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