Road Schooled

Lessons from the Road to Somewhere

Overcoming Fear to Soar to New Heights

Posted on | June 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Overcoming Fear to Soar to New Heights


Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. -- Les Brown

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.

Flying into the Mountain Sunset

And I would have never followed a boat in the Puget Sound

Flying Over a Boat in the Puget Sound

and experienced the mountainous beauty of the San Juan Islands by air.

Flying the San Juan Islands

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.

Flying into the Sun


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