“It’s impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case, you’ve failed by default.” – J.K. Rowling.
Too many pilots have lost the confidence to fly. A one time crash or a flight instructor’s demeaning attitude has left them with the belief that taking off again is just not for them. Goals and dreams have been abandoned, either forever, or put on long term hold, because of the realisation that it would take a flight to reach them. Deep down there is a nagging fear of failure. This leaves too many potentially great pilots working as ground crew, having lost or maybe never found a belief that they could fly.
The trouble is, you are in a spacecraft that is designed to fly high and you are stuck on the ground. If you are still afraid to take the controls, or running on autopilot and just coasting above the ground, then it’s going to be a pretty uneventful and miserable ride through life.
Failed self confidence, knocks and crashes or the programming that you are just not good enough has left too many of us afraid to dream, mainly because of fears, or for ‘protection’ from further failures.
In the worst cases, some people can even be afraid to step out of their houses. For many folk, it’s become close to difficult or verging on impossible, to make any kind of changes. Whether it’s an unsatisfying job, a failed relationship or just stretching to make that dream holiday happen, it becomes too easy to rest in mediocrity.
Numerous fears can hold us captive and firmly on the ground in a rusting space craft that was once designed to fly.
Never fear though, as it is always possible to get the craft flying again! Write some new programs, replace the fuel and take off towards your destiny. We are designed to fly high! It just takes some adjustment of that autopilot, refuelling with good clean fresh fuel, a bit of retraining and we can all be on our exciting flight back to Love and loving every moment.
The majesty of choice is ours! I firmly believe there is no dream that can enter the heart of man, without Spirit or Love, also being able to make a way to help us fulfil it. We only have to do our part and make those first steps in preparing our craft, waiting for that first surge of power and then following the directions from our ultimate guidance systems. Homing beacons and Mission control can then help us through the routes and onwards to the destiny of our choice.
Self confidence and Self Love, Belief and Faith are some of the steps to flying again and we will cover how to find and grow these, in the next chapters of the coming book. Many sections of which are here on the blog site.
See also: The Fear of Change