Fear is nothing but your imagination.
When you Fly there is a risk. Being a mucho is not a welcome prerequisite because it can be a fatal flaw. I’d say Fear is the opposite to the mucho ego. Fear allows a risk assessment and better judgment. Pilots who FEAR, will keep better safety standards and take lower risk levels. That’s a good prerequisite to have and much preferred asset for a longer pilot life. Fear has its purpose, but can be overwhelming. Sometimes we need to drop the level of fear back enough that it doesn’t cloud your clarity of thought, to better control your physical in flight actions or reactions.
Flying can be a challenge yes, remember that it’s 1/2 the fun to. As you progress you learn to assess the level of risk you are taking and willing to make. Risk to reward ratio. As a beginner paragliding pilot it’s best to stick to your taught schooled environment do not step outside of this box until your comfort level has increased, fly within familiar surroundings.
The same applies if you’ve had an accident or scare. That’s your warning, learn from it and take a step back. Don’t be the mucho but simply start slow, test the air like you’re a beginner and stick to familiar surroundings in calm conditions. Trust that your Mojo will come back in time.
Overwhelmed by FEAR - Here’s what to do.
Focus on the now, what is happening right now?
Everything is alright really now isn’t it?
Tell yourself that it is ok and it’s only your imagination. With the methods below you will able to stop those thoughts which is creating your feeling of fear.
What you need to remember fear is a future thought something you are imagining not realatity at this moment and not true of what is happening right now.
TIPS to conquering fear
Don’t bash yourself up, you do not need to be a hero. But fly to enjoy, that experience is No.1. learn to just concentrate on yourself the level where your at and do it the way you feel best. Never forget the basic schooling which had been taught to you. Uphold safety standards so you can enjoy the ride of a life time.
Happy landings for you always