Whether it is nature, aviation, or just daily inspiration I have been able to find a nice punch of motivation through quotes. Have you ever heard the phrase, "words are powerful. They can bring down or they can empower. Always remember to select words wisely?" That phrase goes something along those lines. I have always found some sort of connection with language, communication, and emotions. Historical figures have said some very deep words that have impacted people from then clear to today. One of these examples is from Nelson Mandela, and he said, "It always seems impossible until it's done." People's powerful words have long impacted and inspired others and the future generations to come. Without a doubt, there are so many of these quotes that have inspired me today.
With that being said: art, words, and photographs always have a deeper meaning. I truly have found inspiration through those around me and those whom have come before me and live now. Could words just be our next big motivator? I feel that a lot of times that we overlook the meaning of words, phrases, and grammar. It is amazing to know that the world today is the world today because of those 'pioneers' that came before us.
"The expert in anything was once a beginning"
Everyone has to start somewhere; at the bottom and slowly rising to the top. After all, isn't that what life is solely about: Living, learning, breathing, and trying again? The aspect of life that I enjoy is learning. Taking risks and absorbing that knowledge is what changes us everyday. Looking back over the past while, it is amazing what I have been able to learn. We begin as a seed, and slowly transform day by day into a wonderful flower.
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
Everyone has their own hopes and dreams, and so do I. Sometimes we often believe that it is too late to begin our bucket lists. That is not true. Life is about learning and growing. This quote has shown me that anything is possible no matter what age. What are some of your hopes and dreams? Do not ever give up on those either.
"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere."
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
The most amazing thing to see, hear, and understand is nature. Nature is all around us and it has always captivated my soul. Nature is so captivating. Everytime I am out in the creation I am always inspired by the plentiful trees, wildlife, and sounds. It is amazing to think about how one acorn has the potential to create a thousand forests. I like to think of each individual person as the acorn in this situation. We all have the potential to bring happiness and joy to thousands of people. Just like words, our actions have a strong impact on others. I truly believe that just a smile can change someone else's day.
"Flying is freedom and freedom is flight."
This is one of the quotes that I have created and I have used it as my site tagline. I have always had the connection with the skies and the heavens above. Like I mentioned in other posts: aviation is my home. The feeling and the thought of flight is pure freedom in my mind. I hope that this quote will motivate others to pursue a career in aviation just like I am.
Words have a deeper meaning than what is there. For hundreds of years words have been used to inspire and motivate others. There is an English concept that I have always been intrigued by. This concept is known as pathos. Pathos is one of the three rhetorical appeals. All three rhetorical appeals are ethos, pathos, and logos. Out of all of these I would say that pathos is my favorite. Pathos is writing or speaking using the appeal to emotion. Whenever I read or hear these quotes I can feel the emotion and that connection to each of them. While these concepts are mostly used in arguments and advertising, I can see these all around us. Each one of these quotes sparks my own emotions and opens up a whole new world of understanding for myself. Diving a little deeper in the world of quotes will sure leave you a little more motivated. Here are a few more just to give some food for thought:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy."
"Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside"
"Don't count the days, make the days count"
"You can't give up creativity. The more you use the more you have."
"Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten"