High Flying Decisions

83247302874By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

The winds were so strong in Birch Bay that the normally placid water turned into white-capped waves that beat on the shore.  For a brief moment I thought it would be great weather to fly a kite.  In my mind’s eye I could see the colorful expressions dotting the grassy knoll of Zuanich Point.  Then in the next moment I discounted the idea saying to myself, ‘the wind is too strong’ and I went about my day.  I don’t even own a kite so I’m not sure why this was a conversation to have with myself.

A few hours later someone came in with their rainbow-colored kite asking for scotch tape.  It was then that I realized that simply transporting a kite could cause a tear that would threaten flight, not just the act of flying.

Risk can be found anywhere, not just in where you choose to look.  As I consider this I can’t help but realize that the greatest moments of my life have been the ones when I jumped at the chance to soar without first shooting down the possibility.

What can or has kite-flying shown you about how to approach decisions in your life?

About Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Tiffany is an ICF Career Coach and a cross-pollinator of ideas with a background in broadcast journalism, social and ecopsychology, and coaching. Tiffany’s nearly two decades of experience has helped her to identify the power of story in connecting us to each other as well as to our environment. A believer in the power of reflection, practical application, and celebrating victories, Tiffany understands that the more we all live our dream, the more we can model it for future generations.
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