We all walk around through life with kites strapped to our wrists. Big shiny wonderfully colored and brilliantly designed kites.
These kites are our mood and feelings of self-worth and self-appreciation. And, as kites are, they don’t just take flight on their own.
Yes, wind is needed for them to fly, and they definitely do better when the weather is more pleasant. But the world around us is not the only thing that decides if our kites will fly.
We also have a major impact in how high those kites fly. If the wind isn’t strong enough, run. If the wind is too strong, loosen it up a bit.
Those aspects that we control are our own self-motivation. That inner drive that we find and discover – and rediscover when lost – that pushes us to run and run some more when the weather isn’t enough to push our mood and feeling of self-worth high enough.
So as you wake up this morning, find that drive you need to let your own kite fly high.
We live a life full of voices around us.
No, we live a life full of voices both around us and within us.
And as you move forward towards whatever it is you are reaching out for,
As you take each of those strenuous steps up the challenging steep slopes of that mountain,
There will be those voices that reach out and try to pull you back down.
Not to where you were a few steps ago, but below the surface.
Those voices try to drown you, and keep you isolated from your dreams.
Those voices are not always from your competition.
There will be times – many times – when those voices will be from people who are close to you.
Friends. Family. Colleagues.
And sometimes even your inner voice.
Recognize those voices for what they are.
People who are trying to pull you away from your dreams.
Simply smile at those voices.