Meaning: abnormal fear of failure
Etymology: Greek phrase Kakos, “bad and evil,” and Phobos, “fear.”
Usage in a sentence: “The husband had kakorrahaphiophobia. He was scared of failing to please his wife.”
Okay. Maybe that sentence I gave as an example was too extreme 😛
Failure is an extremely evil emotion. It gnaws at you and makes you doubt yourself. It is usually accompanied with its friends – resentment, dejection, sadness, depression and hopelessness. People who prefer looking at the negative side of things are more susceptible to this army of feelings.
As writers, we have all faced varying degrees of failure. Rejected manuscripts, posts with no comments, books that didn’t get the needed acclaim, posts which people didn’t like, submissions for online contests which didn’t make the cut. It all happens, and you would be kidding if you say it never happened to you. You survived through all these things, and that made you better. You adapted, and that’s what made all the difference.
So, even if you’re hiding within you a sliver of the you-know-what phobia, take it out, and shred it away. Share your worst fears here today, and I’m sure, the amazing blogger community out here would take a minute and help you get out of the pits of Tartarus.
Information sourced at Merriam-Webster