When people think of life lessons, they often think about the values and morals that we were taught as children. But life doesn’t stop when you grow up; it’s a constant journey with many twists and turns along the way.
One life lesson I learned from skydiving is to face my fears. Fear can hold us back in life if we let it but overcoming fear will help us reach our goals more quickly than never facing them at all.
This blog post discusses seven life lessons you can learn from skydiving, including the risks of not learning some of these important life lessons.
The World is Smaller Than You Think
When you’re skydiving, the world looks so small. It’s a great reminder that we’re just a tiny part of this big, beautiful world. Don’t forget to enjoy the view!
When life feels overwhelming, take a step back and remember that life is just a tiny fraction of the time allotted to us on this planet. This can help you embrace each moment, the good and the bad.
Some Opportunities are Worth the Risk
Don’t be afraid of life’s many challenges; sometimes they’re worth the risk. If you want something bad enough and have put in the work to get ready for that opportunity, go after it with everything you’ve got.
You can do anything if you set your mind to it… including skydiving and living life on your terms (and embracing all its ups and downs).
Make Every Day Count by Enjoying It
If I had a dime for every time someone told me “don’t take life too seriously,” I’d probably be rich. Make each day count by enjoying life. Don’t be afraid to let loose and have fun, no matter what you’re doing. Skydiving might just last a few seconds, but it’s a story you can tell for the rest of your life.
Life is a Rollercoaster Ride (with Lots of Ups & Downs)
It goes without saying that life isn’t always easy or fair. Some days are so tough we feel like giving up. But life throws us unexpected twists and turns too. Sometimes, just when we think things can’t get worse, they do.
Skydiving teaches us that life has ups and downs. The key is not letting the bad times drag us down; instead, pick yourself back up, dust yourself off and keep moving forward no matter how hard life gets along the way. And even when things seem scary and dangerous, you can look back on them and take pride in what you were able to accomplish.
Sometimes we get stuck in ruts or habits. Skydiving shows us how important it is to break out of our routines and try new things. You never know what you might discover about yourself!
Life Is Full of Unexpected Surprises
You don’t know exactly what skydiving is like until you do it. Life is like that too. We never know where it will take us or what we’ll learn along the way. Each exciting new experience helps shape who we are as individuals, so embrace every moment with an open heart.
Too often, people don’t learn life’s most important lessons until it’s too late. But not learning how to cope with the challenges of life can result in addiction, trouble with the law, and other consequences. So, next time you take the plunge, think about all the valuable life lessons you’re learning every time you skydive. It’s way more than just a fun and exhilarating pastime. It’s a how-to manual for your life.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov – Chronic Stress, Drug Use, and Vulnerability to Addiction
lipscomb.edu – Being Aware Warning Signs Can Help Identify Addictions Self and Others
resultsunshinebehavioralhealth.com – Dual Diagnosis Treatment