I'm a simple girl with a li'l dream, of seeing her humble works in exquisite print, to share with all who feels for words, written with
an unsupressable urge. So indugle in my fantasies, and plow your way through my memories, greatly appreciated you will be,
if you can leave your comments here for me.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Artwork by ~zurih
I came across an article recently which asked these interesting questions:
1. What would you do if you know that whatever you do, there will be absolutely no chance of failure?
2. What kind of challenges/risk would you take on knowing that the element of judgement is removed?
3. What is stopping you from pursuing this goal right now?
The fear of failure, as you can see, is an overwhelming force. It paralyses you - and hinders you from reaching your potential. It stops you from reaching from your dream. Most of all, it compromises who you are - so that you left with "who you could have been".
Now - they even have a name for this condition. Atychiphobia.
Would the fear of failure lead to more failures? Because missed opportunities may not come by again. Because the consequences of not taking the leap of faith may outweigh whatever you are trying to save yourself from. Because you only live once.
No one describes this state of mind better than Alexander Sergeievich Pushkin:
I've lived to bury my desires,
And see my dreams corrode with rust;
Now all that's left are fruitless fires
That burn my empty heart to dust
Heck. I could have so been a CSI.
Confessions by Elvina aka LaoNiang at 9:18 PM