I've a fear of heights. I sometimes even find it difficult to climb stairs and ladders. But being the kind that I am, I like to face my weaknesses. So I keep putting myself in situations which are highly uncomfortable, untill I learn to get comfortable.
Well, this is almost a 2 year old memory now. But I still remember the exact happenings. I went to my hostel's reception in the morning and asked the receptionist reluctantly if it was possible for me to schedule a skydiving session that very day as the weather was getting more unsuitable by the day for such activities (It was November). She enquired and told me that all the slots were booked. I felt relieved thinking that I did my best to give it a try, but somehow because of external factors I didn't have to face my fears that day.
After noon, the girl at the reception told me that 2 of the people had cancelled. She had free slots if I was still interested. But I had to act real quick and leave for it right away. Even though every part of me wanted to say no, I couldn't (I knew I would regret later otherwise). And I left for Skydiving.
In the pickup vehicle, I met the others who looked scared to the core. But somehow my brain didn't get enough time to process that it was actually happening. So I was not scared (yet). On reaching, the site and after getting harnessed, I still felt unusually ok. In the flight, I was the last person to take the jump. When my turn arrived, I went numb. It was a good thing that the expert guy attached to me, had to take the leap, not me. I could feel all my fears rushing into me, all at once. But as I took a deep breath and looked at the earth below, it somehow calmed me down. It felt like zooming in on the Google maps. And I was a free bird, free of my fears, free of self-doubt, free of anything bad and full of everything positive.
So, long story short: Be random, Surprise yourself, Do things which make you uncomfortable, and Be the limitless person that you deserve to be.
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