How To Overcome A Fear Of Flying

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Some people have a fear of flying.

They have a fear of the plane crashing, the engine falling off during takeoff, or the plane completely disappearing off the radar.

The smallest air bump and they are convinced that they are going to crash. A strange sound from the engine and they are certain that the plane could break up mid-flight. They say to themselves “never again” once the flight has landed, and kiss the ground in gratitude that they are alive.

I have empathy for people in this position because I recognize that they are scared of flying, and have no idea how to overcome it.

Fear is just false evidence appearing real.

In this article, I share some tips that I learnt to overcome my fear of flying — and how you can do the same.

1. Understand the data behind flying.

2. Focus on the positives.

3. Reverse engineer the fear.

4. Stop judging yourself.

If you can get the courage to begin overcoming this fear, you have the courage to succeed.

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