Go Where The Kites Go

Go Where The Kites GoI get asked this all the time, “Is there a point where this gets easier. This personal growth thing I mean”? Fair question. Honest question. The truth is that when we embark on any new journey or move towards a newly discovered goal or dream it takes us into uncharted territory and outside of our comfort zone.

 

I noticed an interesting correlation one day between personal growth and flying a kite. My son has been dying to take out his new kite and fly it. On this day the wind was perfect sooff we went across the road into the school playground. Even though the conditions were perfect. Even though the kite was new and up for the challenge. Even though I had told my boy that I was a champion kite flyer (dads embellish) the early minutes of flight were rocky to say the least. Running across the field and letting out string the kite appeared to be buffeted and battered from side to side as it began its climb. It was not going straight up but zig zagging back and forth on its ascent. There were moments when I thought my status in my boy’s eyes may be dashed if this kite had its way and came crashing back to earth. The higher it climbed the more it pulled on the chord connecting it to the bonds of earth. As it soared the stronger winds up there seemed to push it on course towards its destination.

 

Back here on earth that’s what it’s like right? In the early going when we are trying to get our dreams off the ground, they are buffeted and battered around by the voices of society that surround us, threatening the very life of what always begins as a spark. As the spark of our dreams take form and begin to actually become something real and substantive, the voices of the naysayers begin to drift off into the distance. Know this then. When in the early days of embarking on a dream, the winds will buffet you in the early going. If you stick with it the force of your own forward motion will carry you higher and higher. I guess its just nature’s way of making sure only the kites that earn it get to fly with the eagles. Have an excellent day.

 

Be well,

 

Randy Taylor

 

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About Randy Taylor

Randy is driven to champion success in others through inspiration, belief, structure and process. As a leading expert in human potential having studied the science of human behaviour for over 30 years, he helps others to not only see but become what they are capable of. His interactive keynotes and coaching programs have been the starting point for thousands of professionals, teams and organizations to unlock their hidden potential and realize what they have always been deserving of. Randy has the unique ability to strengthen people's belief in themselves by using relatable life experiences to clearly prove that where they are today has nothing to do with where they can go. He knows this firsthand having overcome incredible odds in his life including poverty, parent alcoholism and life on the streets. After a successful career in broadcasting, he has now for more than a decade shared his story, insights and coaching to help his clients accomplish extraordinary achievements and happiness. The breakthrough results he helps others realize re-fuels his passion and commitment to guide them to be better at what they want to be better at. Clients include: Manulife, Investors Group, Bridgeforce Financial, RBC, Motorola, Sunlife, Financial Horizons, Invesco Trimark, Xerox, ReMax Realty, Petro Canada, Kraft Foods, Freedom 55, The Government of Canada, London Life, Brookfield Homes Specialties include: Keynote Speaker; Personal and Professional Growth and Leadership Coach; Professional Corporate Coach-creator of The Winner Within and Breakthrough Coach Programs; Specialize in working with financial and insurance services teams; Creating lasting results
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