Dreaming that you are a failure or have failed at a task in your dream could indicate a fear of failure in your waking life. You may be afraid to take risks, go for your dream, or do something new. Alternatively, you may fear that you do not live up to the expectations placed on you by others or by the standards of the society/culture you live in. (Unfortunately) many modern societies/cultures judge a person’s success based on its own standards. Those who do not meet those standards to a tee are often looked down upon and judged as failures or seen as less then. Examine the context of the dream and other dream symbols to determine if you feel you are not living up to other people’s standards or if you are not meeting your own standards (be careful as your own standards may have been given to you by society/the culture you live in).