Under Deck Mediterranean’s Alex Radcliffe opens up about his fear of failure
Alex Radcliffe from Under the Mediterranean Bridge shows her more vulnerable side in a recent Instagram video and earlier discussions about anxiety and her fear of failure.
Radcliffe posted a video on Instagram where he talks with a friend about his fear of failure. He describes how he will set a goal, almost reach the goal but then back down. “I dropped out of school, I got into yachting,” he explained. “Like I want to do something, but then I say, once I’m here, OK I have that goal. I will do it. And once I finish that part of the goal I set for myself, I feel good, I’m a little bored, what’s next. Or I get a little nervous, I might fail.
‘Below Deck Med’ Alex Radcliffe opens up about his fear of failure
“Rather than doing it fully and failing, I don’t try to start it because I have so much confidence in myself,” he continued. Radcliffe shared on Under the Mediterranean Bridge Season 5 he struggled in school, while his twin sister excelled. Yachting gave him the basics for success and he was eventually promoted to deckhand.
Despite the promotion and success he has had in yachting, Radcliffe admits he continues to question himself. “You have to fail so much before you can succeed,” he said in the Instagram video. “I have this and have heard it all my life. But I’ve always tried to be a perfectionist.
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Radcliffe said he strives to be the best at work and in his interpersonal relationships. “But when I see it’s gonna fall off the f ** king cliff, I f ** king jump, man,” he said. “And it’s like why? Like why are we so afraid of failure? Is it in ourselves? Does this let people down? Or let you down? “
He admitted he hates letting people down. “I tell people, oh I’m going to do it, I’m going to go on this diet or I’m going to get this job,” he said. “It’s like setting your expectations here and in reality you have to start here.”
Alex Radcliffe also discussed his fear of flying in a previous video
As well as opening up about his fear of failure, Radcliffe also recently shared a raw video of another of his fears – his fear of flying. He was about to board a flight to Florida when the flight was delayed due to mechanical issues. Radcliffe chose to return home rather than get on the plane once the issues were resolved.
“I was just saying I was at the airport and getting all these signs that I shouldn’t be flying today,” he said in an Instagram video. “Because I am petrified to fly. This is where most of my anxiety comes from because of the fear of death. Adding, “So whatever puts me in the situation I’m afraid to do, I’m very afraid,” he said. “I want to find an excuse not to do something.”
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A few fans have suggested that Radcliffe could ease his anxiety with a cocktail. But he said masking the anxiety with substances wasn’t the answer. “So many of you are texting me, telling me oh, take a Xanax, you know, go drink,” he continued. “No, I like to control my brain. I’ve never taken Xanax, I don’t do drugs. And me, drinking is not going to help me, I have the impression that it will make me more anxious. But I mean we all have our anxiety. We all have our fears.