How To Master Your Fear To Make Your First Jump

How To Master Your Fear To Make Your First Jump

Published: November 11, 2017

"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. [...] Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."

- John Lennon

As far as we're concerned, no truer words were ever spoken. John Lennon nailed it--and, by extension, standing up against fear is standing up for love, n'est-ce pas? There is no more noble effort in this life. There's another side to this, too: If you're scared-to-death of skydiving, there's a good chance that a passionate love affair with the sky is the flipside of those orchestral feelings.

Because we feel so strongly about it, we're here to help you master that toe-tingling fear and make that jump. Here are the straight-up facts:

1. The skydiving safety statistics are on the side of love.

Are you scared that you're taking an unnecessary risk by making a skydive? Actually, you aren't. Perhaps it'll raise your eyebrows that skydiving is actually statistically safer than commuting. It's safer than prancing around beehives, it's safer than hanging out under a lightning storm and it's definitely safer than cows (which are flat-out terrifying). All joking aside, though-the statistical safety of skydiving will likely surprise you. Read up on the meticulously collected statistics of skydiving safety to bolster your efforts with science. It'll definitely help.

2. This ain't your first rodeo, anyway.

Doing new stuff is never easy-but once you've had a chance to acclimate to your new having-done-it conditions, you're never the same again. You already know this because you've gone through this process over and over in your life. You learned to ride a bike when you were probably pretty sure it'd kill you--to calmly board and ride a commercial aircraft--to go down the big slide at the park--to drive a car.

What was so scary about that stuff before you set your mind to trying it? Novelty. The only cure for novelty, of course, is familiarity. Take the unknown out of "fear of the unknown" and there's nothing to be afraid of. Go ahead and give it a shot. The younger version of you was brave enough to do much scarier stuff; this version of you will handle a skydive just fine.

3. Trust the process!

You'll find your courage along the way, just like everyone else has who has made that first-time skydive. The only thing that's holding you back is you. Once you overcome that hesitation and commit, the rest will be easy--so ride that wave of impulse straight into the barrel and set the date for your jump right now. Click over and book your tandem skydive online. You can even start driving and give us a call on the way to the dropzone to see if there's room in the schedule for us to sneak you in right away!

Stop holding back and choose love over fear. Don't let John Lennon down! Reach out to us today and book that jump. You'll be so very glad you did.

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