The benefits of conquering fear in what may feel like an extreme way, are enormous. A successful first-time skydiver will have the immediate reward of feeling elated, relieved and courageous.
Even after the intensity fades, the memory of that moment instills self-trust and confidence in participants.
In future life moments when courage is needed, having the knowledge that we overcame a great fear such as freefalling in the sky, proves to us that we are capable of anything and everything.
Other long-term gains include increased focus and calm during chaos or confusion, better leadership skills, and the immeasurable ability to let go of worries that are out of our control.
All these things lead to better emotional health and personal confidence.
Ultimately, a victory over fear helps us to achieve our highest potential.