Have you ever heard about conquering your fears? What if your fears stand in the way of achieving your dreams? I will not beat around the bush, clear out and say that I have a dream to fly like a bird and my only constraint is that I have acrophobia.
This fear of heights has always been the most inappropriate feeling when I really wanted to do something as fabulous as skydiving! And sadly, most people give up on their dream and slide back into their comfort zone.
I broke the terror barrier and finally faced my fears, literally! As coincidence would have it, I found my alter ego in a friend and we both decided to grab the opportunity. There was no looking back. We were to experience free falling at 10,000 ft in the air.
I gained training and some basic instructions before experiencing the fall of my life. I was more worried than the day I received my graduation result. To my surprise, I found that I wasn’t the only one facing my fears, there were 5 more people crammed in that little plane, beside my friend. Also, much to my relief I realized that I would not be jumping by myself, I will be attached to a professional diver who will help me in my free fall. Phew! I was worrying needlessly because the moment I took my giant ‘fall’ of faith, I felt free and the child in me experienced the joy of flying like a bird. I was living my dream, 10,000 ft off the ground.
How many times do we make assumptions that cause us needless worry and fear? Think back to the time where you wanted to do something badly but were afraid to. But when you finally attempted, you found it to be easier than you thought.
After the exuberant experience, I learnt that I can control my mind and allow myself to feel free and break all my terror barriers. Because towards the end of the day, you will always find a professional diver with you in the scariest of times. And that diver is always going to be You! So, when will you break through the next terror barrier of your life?