The Demon of Hopeful Dreams Meaningful Action Anxiety Strikes Again

Posted by Edward Ernest | Sep 25, 2017 | Anxiety, Art, Ghosts and Demons and Shadows! Oh My!, Self Esteem | 0 |

How many times have you had all these amazing dreams of what you wanted to do, and you supercharged yourself to take action to make those dreams come true, but then all your anxiety and insecurities stop you dead in your tracks?

Today’s community collaboration art piece is about just that. It’s from our Ghosts, Demons, and Shadows! Oh My! contest and it’s called ‘The Demon of Hopeful Dreams Meaningful Action Anxiety Strikes Again’ The note sent to us by our community member ‘Bermejo’ said this ‘Somewhere between hopeful dreams and meaningful action, anxiety strikes.’ 

Another way to define the piece of art is the Fear of Failure aka Atychiphobia.

The strange thing about the Fear of Failure is that due to its powerful force, many people won’t even begin the projects they dream because they fear the outcome. Is that you? Is this hitting too close to home?

This means you don’t even take the chance to fail because the pain in having something fail may be way too much for you to handle.

Sometimes people who have a Fear of Failure, start to work on their dream, but as soon as an obstacle happens, they make an excuse as to why the dream wouldn’t work, and then shelve it instead of working through the problem. Thus, avoiding the possibility of failing by not finishing as an excuse, or in other cases, not giving your best effort as an excuse.

The best way to combat this fear is to come to terms with the fact that failure is an option and that it’s the best thing that can happen.

The best ways to learn are when you fail. You get to see the mistakes you made, and then you cant go right back to work and not make those same mistakes again. It’s all a process, and there’s always a positive to take out of what most people deem as a negative.

To quote James Joyce “Mistakes are the portals to discovery.”

If you’d like to read cute post about Failure by our wonderful colleague, Ellis, just click on this whole sentence.

Now without further adieu, we’d like to thank ‘Bermejo’ for his community art contribution to our website and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. If you want to send us your ghost, demon or shadow, email us at

The Demon of Hopeful Dreams Meaningful Action Anxiety Strikes Again by Bermejo

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