Does fear stop you from doing things?

@missybear (11396)
United States
October 10, 2008 9:13am CST
I'm so afraid of flying. I flew 1 time 24 years ago from germany to america. I've never been back home again cause i'm scared to fly. Thank god my family is not. They come every other year to see me. I'm missing out on so much being scared. I never get to go home again or to hawaii or some place tropical. People say "Take a pill, or get drunk", but i don't think i can. Do you have a fear that stops you from doing things?
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3 responses
• Malaysia
10 Oct 08
Hi Missybear, sorry to hear that you have the fear of fly. Do you consult doctor? Does that due to some reasons? Hope your situation get better soon. So far my greatest fear is height. I scare to climb high especially those without proper safety protection or arrangement. But that mostly during we have team building game. How also, i participate every of the game, so the result is every game, all of participant hear my screaming whenever is my turn.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Oct 08
Thanks for responding. Go climb a big mountain.
• Malaysia
12 Oct 08
Hi missybear, if i have chance, i will definitely try that.
@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
10 Oct 08
wow man you are seriously afraid of flying my friend. well as for me my fears are the driving force for me and i love challenges and i learn from my mistakes and try not repeating them. i was afraid of public speaking but now i have overcome it and now i even offer advice on it and i am growing in confidence. goodluck to you!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Oct 08
Good for you, i don't like public speaking either
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@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
14 Oct 08
thanks for the BR! made my day good luck!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I too don't like to fly. However, I will take an anxiety pill to help calm me if I'm going to fly. It does help. I've only flown 3 times and each time I couldn't wait to land on the ground. When my mind started to wander into the nervous zone I would get up and go into the bathroom and put some makeup on. It helps everytime doing something to occupy the mind. You could also try taking a portable DVD player with you to watch on the flight. You're stronger than you think. Just have to be creative in helping your mind think differently.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
10 Oct 08
Thanks for your advice, maybe some day .