I used to love singing. Somewhere along the way, however, I made a few mistakes. Everything went good for a while.
I got into a very selective choir and placed within the top ten out of about 200 people. I was performing in front of large groups of people, everyone was telling me how great I was and how emotional I had made them, and I almost had completely lost my stage fright I used to be so full of...
Until I failed a singing audition. After that, I tried again. This time, I was auditioning for a role in a less experienced choir. However, I failed that one too. These were understandable to me, however discouraging. I tried a final time to audition for fair competition.
I failed, and felt like I had made a complete fool out of myself, nerves killing me on every note. This was the end of my trying. Music used to be the only thing in my life that I loved. I never sang after that for 3 years, when, before, singing was all I ever wanted out of life. I'm currently trying to get back into it, but it's just so hard for me.
I'm so afraid of failing again, and I think that at this point I am so fragile, if I do fail, it will really be my last chance ever to feel accomplished at singing.
My advice, therefore, is, don't let your mistakes drag you down because, I am sure, everyone has a lot of them. It takes real devotion to get back up after you fall, more than I ever had. And if you do keep trying, you'll either eventually get the results you're looking for or find out what you're really passionate about. Good luck to you!