I Wish I Could Fly

Actually that is a complete and utter lie. I don’t wish I could fly. I dislike flying. I want my feet firmly planted on the ground.

And yet, I jump from buildings because I can.

Ironic?

Maybe. But it comes down to a physical need to control my surroundings, to take control of a situation in which normally one can’t control. Falling you typically can’t control. But I learned at a young age my ability, the air and earth could keep me from hurting myself. I used it to conquer my fear of heights. They still terrify me. But they don’t stop me anymore. None of my fears stop me from doing anything. I power through them because that’s the only way to grow.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – FDR

I live by the quote. Just because I’m afraid of something doesn’t mean it should stop me. Fear makes us stronger, it makes us smarter. The courage to fight our fear is the greatest thing in the world.