I used to be the type of person who couldn’t even stand next to a railing at the mall on the second floor, or look down from a building or amusement park ride. I would literally get dizzy and shaky from the things mentioned above. And the only way I could over my fear of heights was to do things that made me feel uncomfortable, like going on 50ft high roller coasters and sitting in the window seat on a plane. If I could do those things, then I should be able to do anything up high, right? Well not exactly. There are still some things that I draw the line on and that’s sky diving. Mainly because it involves a life or death situation. They don’t make you sign your life away for a reason when you go up, because there is that slight chance, and a chance that I’m just not willing to risk.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear – Nelson Mandella.