We rarely take our talents, skills, and knowledge and push them to our utmost limit. It is human nature that we don’t fulfill our complete potential. Fatigue, distractions, problems, conflicts, and life’s own dramas all try to keep our feet on the ground.
But we all need to take some time, a few minutes or an hour each day or once every few days, to tell ourselves that we are much more capable of achieving greater feats than we are currently achieving now.
Whatever skill-set you currently hold, whatever knowledge you have been blessed with, and whatever tools and materials that are currently at your disposal, there is something you can do now that will take you one step closer to your full potential.
Go do it. And take flight.
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.