Posted on | June 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Overcoming Fear to Soar to New Heights
I used to be afraid to fly. I’m not sure why — maybe the lack of control and the thought of crashing to a fiery death. Regardless, the more I made myself fly the easier it became. The past couple weeks I even voluntarily flew in a small twin engine plane. A huge step for someone who was once afraid to fly.
If I wouldn’t have overcome my fear of flying I would have missed out on the beauty of flying over the mountains
and along the mountainous river valley
to watch the sunset.
And I would have never followed a boat in the Puget Sound
and experienced the mountainous beauty of the San Juan Islands by air.
Instead I would be sitting at home looking at someone else’s cool flying photos because I was too afraid to get up there and take my own.
Many of the best things I have done in life are things that I was initially afraid to do. Sometimes you need to walk directly towards your fears. And fly into the unknown.