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Fear of Succeeding

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Fear of Succeeding

The fear of failure.
Afraid to accomplish goals
For fear of not being able
To live up to past success
In the future.
Fear that people will start
Expecting too much.
And fear of not
Being able to live up to
Their ideals and expectations.
Fear that if I don't live up
To others' ideals, as well as my own,
That I will be looked down upon
And outcast.

Copyright © Betty Gail Wood-Rush

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  1. Date: 4/20/2010 12:25:00 AM
    Good piece. I can empathise. Though I would tinker with the last line. "As an outsact," might work better. Just a suggestion.