Going skydiving can be the adventure of a lifetime. It's often portrayed in television and movies as a hobby that only truly daring people take on, and it's used as a plot device when one person wants to prove their courage. For example, in an episode of Full House where two of the main characters get married, the groom decides he needs one last act of freedom and goes skydiving on his wedding day prior to heading to the chapel. You don't have to wait until you are backed into a corner to show your courage. Skydiving can be an enjoyable experience for anyone. Here are the three mistakes you must be careful to avoid when preparing for your first skydiving adventure.
Mistake #1: Relying on Others to Go on the Skydiving Journey
Skydiving can be a solo experience, but people often decide that they want to share it with others in their life. That can be a mistake because you cannot control what other people are going to do, and they may decide that it is not right for them. They may get cold feet at the last minute. If you are relying on the company of others to enjoy the skydiving journey, you are not going to be able to get the most out of the experience. Instead, focus on your own skydiving journey, and simply welcome others along for the ride without depending on them to make the plunge.
Mistake #2: Building Up the Skydiving Experience as a Dangerous Daredevil Act
Some people really revere skydiving as something that only extremely brave people do. However, the truth is that skydiving is a relatively safe activity. If you mistakenly build it up in your mind as a forbidden thing of great danger, you may psyche yourself out and ultimately want to back out of the skydiving adventure. Instead, look at it for what it is and ask the skydiving company any questions that you have prior to getting on the plane.
Mistake #3: Dismissing Skydiving as Something That Doesn't Require Preparation
While you don't want to focus too much time on the anticipation of skydiving, you must do some basic preparation for the adventure. After all, you are putting yourself in the position of jumping out of an airplane. Prepare with your instructor for exactly what you should do, and they will let you know what you can reasonably expect.
Finally, keep in mind that going skydiving is something fun that ordinary people enjoy every day. You don't have to be a death-defying daredevil to truly enjoy the high of a skydiving drop. Simply try skydiving once while avoiding these mistakes, and you may find that you soon want to go skydiving as a regular part of your life.