My crippling fear of failure, instilled by a mother who used to tell me I`m wortless, makes my anxiety go through the roof everytime I`m assigned a task at my workplace. Previous experience has shown I`m smart enough to deal with everything thrown my way so far, but still..my first thought when I`m given something is "OMG, what if I can`t do it?". Also, this fear of failure prevents me from participating in group actions. I`d rather fail in front of one person, instead of several... Thing is: I haven`t failed so far at anything I had to do, but this doesn`t change the fact that I`m insecure. Thanks, mom. You crippled me.