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We hit heavy plane turbulence in flight

On a flight out of NYC, the plane hit heavy turbulence and bounced around. The guy next to me squeezed his eyes close and dug his nails into the arm rest. A lady in front of me started reciting a bible verse out loud. The couple across from me held hands and kissed each other…as if for the last time.

The chances of a plane crashing from turbulence is basically zero. But yet the common human reaction to it would make one think crashes happen every day. We wind ourselves up into a negative downward spiral of anxiety and fear. It’s interesting that something with such a tiny chance of happening can cause so much internal strife.

Makes me wonder how many other moments in my life do I allow the anxiety of something infinitely impossible to negatively hijack the moment and take over my brain and body?

Tom Krieglstein
Tom Krieglstein
Tom started his first business, an online retail store, as a junior in college which he grew to $1.5 million dollars in annual sales. Through his second company, Swift Kick, Tom has spoken to over half a million leaders around the US and the world including South Korea, Indonesia, and Bermuda. Tom was named the #1 leadership speaker an unprecedented 5 years. He’s a TEDx speaker, Guinness World Record holder, and has co-authored the Amazon.com award winning book “First Year Student to First Year Success.”And on a personal note, Tom lives in New York City, was named after a cat, and loves peanut butter.