Anxiety caused by your fear of failing actually diminishes your chance of success. Better to concentrate on trying to improve and do your best than worrying about the outcome which can cause you to become fearful and fail.
Sadly my aunt Lillian, age 96 died in her sleep last night. She was the last member of my parent’s generation. She and my mother were not only sisters but lifelong best friends. When my mother and aunt visited each other — they lived in different states — they slept together, just as they had when they were children. Both were fantatical card players and they would play pinochile for money, sometimes for 12 hours at a stretch, stopping only to take potty and meal breaks. I don’t think either one of them ever won more than a dollar. She will be missed.
Love to you all on this historic day,