Don’t Let Fear Of Flying Hold You Back



Sipping my mocha frappucino, I watch as hundreds of people move past me at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, one of the busiest airports in the U.S.

I wonder where they are all headed. This airport connects thousands of people daily to the next step in their lives. Do you know where you life is headed as a veterinary professional? What plane will you board next, to embark on the next leg of your journey?

Too often we let circumstances dictate our next move, and sometimes that is necessary. If our spouse or partner is the main breadwinner in the family, we may have to follow him or her to their next job in another city or state. Yet where you are isn’t as important as where you’re headed, and you can enhance your professional status in any city or state.

Too often the barriers we think are in our way are those we choose to put there. If you’re an assistant now and want to be a technician, and you aren’t close to a veterinary technology program in your community, there are courses you can take online. If you’re a front-office team member and you want to become the bookkeeper, there are courses you can take, too.

If you’re a supervisor and you want to move higher in management, there are a variety of ways you can obtain the knowledge and skills you need to make that climb.

The point is, you have the power to choose where you want to be. The determination you choose to put forward, or not, is the only limiting factor.

If you’re afraid of falling when you take that leap, know ahead of time that you WILL make mistakes. Don’t fear it happening; just accept it when it comes. One of the best ways to figure out your way around a city is to get lost in it. Then it is just you, the street signs and your intuition. You’ll probably create a map in your mind that will stay with you longer than any map you simply read. So don’t let the fear of mistakes stop you.

Perhaps you’re afraid of succeeding, as silly as that may sound. That cliché “Be careful what you wish for” is quite true indeed. You realize this when you’ve made that successful climb up the ladder, and suddenly realize you’re afraid of heights!

It can be scary to finally get that extra authority or responsibility you thought you wanted. Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it. If there were heartfelt reasons why you wanted the climb, you will succeed despite your fear of success.

Go ahead, make that move, find your next gate and enjoy the flight!

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Don’t Let Fear Of Flying Hold You Back

Flying should never be a personal restriction on going after one's goals.