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Out of all the kayaking, skydiving, scuba diving, shark diving, snowboarding, surfing, caving, biking, wake boarding, skateboarding and everything else I’ve taken a moment in my life to enjoy, kayaking is the biggest mental challenge I’ve taken on out of every extreme sport I’ve tried. It also seems to reflect the challenges I face in life more than any other sport too. I have dealt with my share of loss, scares, failures, and injuries in this sport, including my own drowning. Even with all that experience, I wouldn’t consider myself an expert at overcoming fear and, admittedly, this is a lifelong challenge that we all have to take on every day, in every aspect of our lives. That said, I think this video is a solid start for tackling the fear issue that we all have to deal with in kayaking. My sincerest hope is that this will help you have a more healthy dialogue within yourself about the fear you’ll inevitably feel in kayaking, so you can make better choices for you and take on those bigger dreams and goals the mental blocks and fears may be keeping you from. Who knows, maybe it’ll help you in other areas of life too, it’s certainly helped me in every aspect of my own life.