Atychiphobia Essay

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Atychiphobia "Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three description: could have, might have, and should have." (Louis E. Boone) The fear of failure is a phobia and it is called atychiphobia. Statistics show that approximately nineteen million Americans suffer from this type of phobia. Atchiphobia is not only fear of failure but also a fear of defeat and fear of success. For a person with a phobia such as fearing that they can not successfully complete something means that most people with atychiphobia will not take on a task unless they are positive that they can complete it. If this person with this fear believes that they can not complete the task successfully then that person will simply just not begin the task. If an atychiphobia person is faced to do a task they think they can not complete successfully and is forced to do it then panic attacks can arise. Having a fear of failure can cause a person to lose a great deal of their quality of life. This phobia challenges its victims by not allowing them to try most new things, not to advance in their career, and sometimes the symptoms can affect a relationship. I have a fear of failure because I have a difficult time in pushing myself forward to achieve goals and I like to "play it safe" by not taking risks and staying inside my comfort zone. I have many reason why I am an atychiphobia. I have a fear of failure because of some events that took place during my childhood. I had and still have unsupportive family members in the choices I make and the things I do. I feel like I never accomplished growing up and feel like I was never good enough for my family. My mind often tells me that I will fail at whatever I do. I am more motivated to work in order not to fail at something. The thought of losing what I have often comes up and makes me more motivated
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