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Against The Wind

b2ap3_thumbnail_MP900441048There’s an old Irish blessing the second line of which says:  “May the wind be always at your back.”  It’s a lovely, thoughtful message within the total blessing.  However, it’s not my purpose to share the entire blessing within this message.  Google “May the road rise to meet you” and you can read the whole blessing.  So, what is my purpose in quoting that second line?

Well, let’s reflect on a reality of our world.  Fighting the winds of challenge and change is a constant in all of our lives.  It has always been thus and it will always be in the future.  Those winds would always seem to be directly in our face…never at our back.  By their very nature, they try and push us backward rather than forward.

So, the fact is you must not fight them in order to achieve the success you desire.  To the contrary, you must leverage their strength to your advantage. By doing so, you have much greater opportunities in life than you otherwise would, if the wind were always at your back.

Success is not something you are pushed toward.  Success is something you are lifted to.  It is soaring to new heights never before reached.  It’s the wind at your front that provides the lift to those heights.  The fact is the wind at your back holds you down.  Think airplane. Planes always take off against the wind, not with it.

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