The Fear of Failure.
Sarah Moon has said it best: "what does success mean?...it is more about achievement....about doing as much as you can.....that allows you to make mistakes, and that, therefore, find a new road, and, maybe, a surprise."
Since the beginning of my formation as a young adult, failure to me has meant such negative things. Rejection. Loss. Regret.
I have learned, am still learning, that failure is nothing without success. To fail is not to lose, it is to move on to a new road forward. Our "failures" are to none more than ourself, for what we see as a failure, most, if not all, see as a "stepping stone" or even, a "successful venture". So, don't keep beating yourself over your supposed failures. They are all a part of this road called life.