Three observations from flying a kite recently:
 A kite needs to be launched against the wind.
 The kite stays in the air as long as its head [nose] is pointing upward. If its head points to the ground at any point, it will likely crash.
 The kite is most unstable as soon as it is launched. Once it reaches a certain height, it becomes easier to control it.
Lots of parallels to attempting something new in our lives.