This seems counterintuitive. It’s more natural to think that if an airplane takes off in the same direction as the wind, the wind will make it gain more speed and take off quicker. It’s natural to think that moving against the wind would create more resistance. Therefore, it would be harder for a plane to get airborne. However, it turns out that going against the wind allows a plane to lift off a lot quicker than it would with the wind. This quote, by Henry Ford, applies this unconventional wisdom to life. It reminds us that when we find ourselves going against the wind experiencing the struggles and challenges life may bring, it may lead us to achieve new heights.