Right now, I'd probably have to say that I'm way too afraid of failure. If I'm faced with a challenge, I take it every time, but if I do even slightly under-par by my own standards, I'll end up extremely disappointed in myself.
I used to be like you, Panzy, but soon, I got used to it and I don't fear failure as much as I used to.
You see, once, I did very good at one of my tests (This was back when I was still studying) and I became very overconfident because of my success.
When the second test came, I did very low when compared to my first test. Then, I became disappointed with myself.
Slowly, I learned that failure is much more useful than success in terms of learning your mistakes. When you fail, you learn the mistakes you did and try to do better next time but, if you do well, you earn a big head and become very overconfident, causing you to believe that you know everything when, in fact, you don't. This has been the same to me, always.
In seventh grade, I used to get in the nineties or A's. But, in eighth grade, I got in the sixties, seventies and eighties.This taught me that there's nothing to fear in failure but, instead, you have to accept it, learn from your mistakes and promise to do better next time.
Sorry if it didn't make much sense as I gotta go to bed now.