Few of us have ever flown on our own, we have let others be the pilots of our life, carrying us to our destination.
When trying to take off for the first time, you may make some common mistakes.
You may try to put yourself in the right position, like the top of a cliff.
You may spend all your time trying to perfect your vehicle.
You may try to take off with the wind, hoping it sweeps you away.
The best way however, is to fly into the wind.
The path directly into the headwind, the source of most resistance, is the most likely for success.