You are a human being, and it is when you let go of your desire to achieve that you can be.
That being is how you learn who you are. It’s not through achieving contrived ends. It’s when you watch yourself acting that you become fully aware and engrossed in the process.
Let yourself go. Let your fears go, let your desires go.
Try this: What’s the worst that could happen? Imagine it. Feel it. Sink in the depths of despair. At the same time, be aware that your Self is separate from your body. Dig with sorrow. Admit defeat, frailty, insecurity. That mobilizes the forces of good in the world and your heart. It sets you right.
You may be a failure to someone, but you are a success to others. You cause pity for some, but you are an inspiration for others. Nothing you say or do or believe will change that there are others that care for and respect you.
You are more than the sum of your parts. You also multiply the good in others.