“I am exhausted by anxiety and my fear of failure. My fear of failure zaps me of any energy I might have to try and work to actually succeed. Where does this fear come from? My parents lived like they were failures and they wanted very much the opposite for us, kids. Yet all their fear has enveloped and paralyzed me. I'm too scared and tired to move forward. I want very badly for things to change.”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.