Our 4th habit is called Fly the Kite and here’s the story to start it off…

“In the mid-eighteenth century, the only way to cross the Niagara Gorge was by boat.  On November 9, 1847, a civil engineer named Charles Ellet Jr. was commissioned to build a suspension bridge across the chasm…One night, Ellet’s team brainstormed ways of getting that first cable across…rockets…a cannon…a cash prize for a kite flying contest!  On January 30, 1848, a 15 year old boy named Homan Walsh flew his kite across the gorge and won a $10 cash prize!”

The following day, a stronger line was attached to the kite string and pulled across.  Then an even stronger line was attached.  Then a rope, then a cable, and that was how it all began – with one kite string.

Every big goal that we have set for ourselves has to start with one simple action.  Little sacrifices and calculated risks compound into big outcomes!

Nothing happens overnight.  It takes hard work, determination and a plan to get you there.  

This article is a little shorter, and largely because there isn’t much more to say on this subject.  What simple steps are you taking right now to work towards your dreams?  What sacrifice has been made?  What risks are you taking?  It starts with one string!

“Little by little, bad habits are broken.  Little by little, good habits are built.  Little by little, dreams become reality.  It’s time to fly the kite!”


If you’d like to check out the book that I’m working through, here is the link!  Win The Day
Batterson, Mark. Win the Day: Seven Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less and Accomplish More. Multnomah, 2020.