Written by Mond Ortiz
In one of the articles we posted, I saw a comment that says, "I want to be a flight attendant but the airline's standards are so high". The first thing that came into my head was "this person will never become a cabin crew until she changes her way of thinking". Yes the standards are really high, but that gives us no reason to no longer pursue our flight attendant childhood dream.
In other words, that person simply said "I cannot be a flight attendant because I cannot match their standards". That is basically it. First of all, airline standards are high but not impossible to reach. See the pictures Flyhigh Manila would post? Those pictures of flight attendants and stewards also went through the same process you will go through or had gone through. In fact, some of them went through multiple rejections before becoming a cabin crew, yet they prevailed. One thing they did was they found reasons why they will become a cabin crew, and not the other way around.
Instead of wasting your time looking for reason why you will not become a cabin crew, search for reasons why you will become one and live by it! Tell yourself "I am beautiful", "I love helping people", "I take care of myself", "I give myself in the name of service", "I am disciplined", and so on.
If you really want to be a flight attendant but you seem lost or discouraged by rejections and negativity, write down all the reasons in the world why you will be a flight attendant and why you are meant to be one. List them all down. List down as many as you can. After you do, read them aloud to yourself and live by it everyday. Make them a daily habit. You may always go back to our articles here on what it takes to become a flight attendant.
Always remember that there is nothing impossible in this world. If you really want to become a flight attendant, you will. You feel you are too short? Guess what, there are airlines that go for arm reach than height. There are also private airlines where they do accept those who are like 5'0". Indeed, if there is a will there is a way.
So instead of finding reasons why you are not meant to be a flight attendant, look for reasons why this is meant for you and work on it. If you need to change your habits, if you have to learn to be more patient, etc., go and practice them until they become part of you.
Stop searching for problems to a solution, instead, search for solutions to a problem.
You are designed to win.
Good luck future cabin crew!