Duh! Flying! Winning at 35,000 Feet - Page 4
The fact is, we all have “our stuff” and a big part of it all is not so much fear but fixing how you react to those fears and hurdles. Although I have fantasized about Whoopi Goldberg’s “knock me out till I get there” flying routine, I know it’s not the solution: I want to fly all over the world with my daughter, by my side, fully conscious and present and enjoy it as much as what happens after we land. And I think I am on my way — this stupid "sit alone" test was small but significant. I just hope she keeps bringing those new iTouch games with her to distract me. And, in the meantime, I will be changing channels frequently as they detail how Southwest and others are inspecting their planes for "cracks" — just like I changed the channel when Charlie Sheen was being interviewed over and over again.
- Your reactions are often worse than your fears. Keep 'em in check.
- Everyone has something in their bag; it's okay to keep little things on you if it provides a bit of psychological comfort (maximum 3-ounces for flying!).
- As often said on the52weeks.com, little steps are important and help you move forward.
- Turn off the news sometimes. Hearing some stories once is enough.