Here at Boxsmart we believe in doing things that scare you, its what makes us grow as individuals & creates better experiences. Last year I decided when writing my personal & business goals to make a promise to myself that I would do at least one thing that scared me to death in 2020.
What better way to sign up for a Skydive in Dubai, I've always enjoyed my feet firmly on the ground and I've always liked to remain in control of my life in general & especially my body. However, I knew this fear of skydiving was one I needed to get over.
A couple years prior to this skydive I bought my ex girlfriend a skydive for her birthday, my parents then signed me up to join her doing it but I completely bottled it - Not my proudest moment!
Anyway since then a lot has happened, I began Boxsmart & also went on a huge journey of self development which has enabled me to become a better version of myself for today. As any business owner will tell you, when you build something from the ground up it takes a lot of mistakes, risks & persistence.
2020 was beginning to close out & I was losing time to complete the goal of doing something that scared me. Then I remembered skydiving, so I signed myself up to go Dubai and booked one without hesitation - This is important point, during these fear related goals it is always important to remember. Worrying does not help the situation, it doesn't prevent or solve any aspect.. All it does it prolong your experience with fear. Often times we create scenarios in our heads which are actually worse than the actually event itself when it arrives.
I would continue to explain the process of the skydive in Dubai however I wouldn't give it nearly as much justice as this synopsis from Will Smith;
“You take a drink with your friends, and somebody says, ‘Yeah, we should go skydiving tomorrow!” You go, ‘Yeah, we’ll go skydiving tomorrow!’ ‘Yeah! Yeah!’ Everybody goes, ‘Yeah!’ Then that night, you’re laying in your bed and you just keep, ‘Uh, uh.’ You’re terrified. You keep imagining over and over again jumping out of an airplane, and you can’t figure out why you would do that. You wake up the next day, and you go down you said you were going to meet, and everybody’s there. You get in the van and be like, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God.’ Your stomach is terrible. You can’t eat and everything, but you don’t want to be the only punk who doesn’t jump out of this airplane. You fly, and you go up, you go up, you go up, and you go up to 14,000 feet.
“Somebody opens the door, and in that moment, you realize you’ve never been in a freaking airplane with the door open. You’re looking out down to death. They say, ‘On three,’ and they say, ‘One, two,’ and he pushes you on two because people grab on three. You go, ‘Ahhh.’ You fall out of the airplane. In one second, you realize that it’s the most blissful experience of your life. You’re flying. There’s zero fear. You realize at the point of maximum danger is the point of minimum fear. It’s bliss. Why were you scared in your bed the night before? What do you need that fear for? Everything up to the stepping point, there’s actually no reason to be scared. It only just ruins your day. The best things in life are on the other side of terror, on the other side of your maximum fear, are all of the best things in life.”
If you take one thing from this post please take this - We are often more afraid of what could go wrong than excited about what could go right.
Life is for living, enjoy every moment.
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