The fear of failure prevented me from grasping some of the biggest and best opportunities I was presented within my lifetime.

I regret not going after them, all because I was scared I was going to be turned away/rejected/refused.

At the time I thought I was confident in my own skin and thought that I believed in myself completely.

But, looking back I've realised that I didn't have as much faith in myself as I thought or portrayed myself to have.

The thing is that I pretended to be super confident and brave,
yet inside I criticised myself constantly.

As well as fooling everyone else,
I fooled myself into believing that I actually possessed this facade.

That's why didn't apply to intern for a huge law firm.

That's why I didn't get involved in competitions.

That's why I didn't care about getting involved in the different things that were available to me.

Not everyone gets the opportunities I wasted,

I wasted privileges,

I wasted opportunities.

Despite knowing I had really high chances of achieving what I wanted.

I'm learning not be afraid of failure and accepting that things won't always go the way I want them to.

That's just part of life.

Seize every opportunity that you can and do it with pride.