Soaring to New Heights


By Trey Tompkins



The sound barrier is quite extraordinary. Anytime that I see a video of a fighter pilot aircraft breaking the sound barrier, it is almost certain for my fingertips to follow the link. There is just a natural impulse from within me to see this phenomenon.

At the speed of about 767 mph, an object is capable of reaching supersonic speed. Basically, meaning it is going faster than the speed of sound. It creates a visible field around it that is unique in nature.

While it is beautiful, it’s not very practical. Many of us allow our thoughts to race so quickly that is causes us to physically crash and burn. Holding us down. These thoughts can be accelerated by a goal, an idea, or some type of inspiration. All examples will urge us to set the bar high for ourselves.

I’m a promoter of setting this bar high. Having a goal worth going for will be satisfactory when it is successfully achieved. This requires you to know your current reality and accept the way that it is right now.

You cannot break the sound barrier without knowing how to fly. And you can not know how to fly without attempting a takeoff. To perfect the takeoff we must give ourselves room to stretch our wings.

The trick is to reflect on the links that you have already forged with others. Relationships that are created at home and at work. The key is to repair the links that lift you up.

Number one relationship link to repair is yourself. It’s not selfish to think and speak well of yourself, and I find it odd that very few of us talk about what makes us happy. Rather, we have lengthier discussions about the negative demands of life.

There is no reason to be happy, and that’s the reason to have. The happiest I am is when I free myself from reason. Talk about it with others and it will surprise you. This will help you to spread your wings and begin to soar.

In doing so, you will realize in this amazement, that it never required you to break any barriers to get away from any noise. You just need to see it from a heightened perspective to see the beauty of it, and when you return, grounded, nothing can bother you because you know how to fly.

Go ahead! Spread your wings wide! Reach as far as you’re capable and go as far as you can.

By Trey Tompkins

Trey Tompkins is a local resident who writes fitness columns for the Record-Herald.

Trey Tompkins is a local resident who writes fitness columns for the Record-Herald.

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