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Go Fly a Kite!
June 11, 2014
You can’t fly that kite today, there’s not enough wind.
When kids hear that, you know what they’re most likely to do? They ignore it and take that kite out to play anyway. If there’s not enough wind, then they will take matters into their own hands, running along and dragging the kite into the sky if they have to. Is this just an example of childhood stubbornness and defiance, doing something simply because someone said they couldn’t? Or maybe, those kids looked out at the beautiful, sunny day and decided that they were going to have fun, even if it took some work.
No, don’t do that. You don’t have what it takes and you’re just wasting your time.
Your goal is your kite. It’s easy to fly when the winds of opportunity are in your favor, but a windless day, no matter how sunny, can be a stumbling block of adversity. At that point, you have two choices. You can give up and blame your failure on circumstances, or you can hit the ground running, using hard work to make up for the opportunities you didn’t have. The second option is more rewarding, I promise. After all, what’s the worst that could happen? Maybe your kite doesn’t fly quite as high as you would’ve liked, but at least you got it off the ground and you got to enjoy the sun.