60 % of Swedish young people in the ages 18-25 are worried about not succeeding in life. 72 % feel there’s an ideal. 89 % of the women are stressed about living up to the ideal, 66 % of the men. This project has investigated the destructive performance anxiety that is experienced in everyday life. The reasons for performance anxiety are many, and they are in this project narrowed down to three hypothetical parts: expectations, ideal and feedback.