Columnist Competition Submission: Quote of the week
Three things that I have always been very passionate about are movies, music and quotes. I could talk about any of these three things for hours. I’ve seen thousands of movies, can name almost any song and band that comes on (sometimes a little history behind them), and I collect quotes from music and movies, as well as write some myself.
Whenever someone has a problem and they come to talk to me, I can usually give them a quote to relate to their situation. I have found quotes have comforted people because they can instantly relate and realize that others have gone through the same thing.
They also sometimes develop deeper meanings behind situations and inspire people to do something they normally wouldn’t do. Quotes are simple and sweet. I try to update my Facebook status with a new one everyday. I’ve never been much of a writer until recently, and my style is very informal. But if I was a columnist, I would really like to inspire and comfort people with what I have to say.
Quote of the Week: “If what you did yesterday seemed big, you’ve done nothing today.”
Finding a balance between being content with how you are and aspiring to better yourself is one of the hardest things to accomplish.
When someone is completely content with their lifestyle, or at least they think they are, they may never find out what they could have been or achieved. They are content with themselves because they have accomplished one thing in their life and feel OK with that. Maybe they have truly accomplished a dream they have been reaching toward for a while, and now they see no reason to try anymore because they feel “content.”
A definition for content: Desiring no more than what one has. Should anyone ever feel that way? Is it acceptable to desire nothing else because your belief is that you have enough to get by? To get by? Get by what? Life? Is it OK to just sit and watch life pass by because you do not desire anything else?
Achieving a dream is a great achievement. But no one has just one dream each night. They have multiple dreams. And no one can concentrate on just one. That’s how it should be. You need to continue to seek out your dreams. You need to grab one dream and keep on climbing. People who inspire to better themselves do not stop until they do so. The hard part is then to drive to achieve more after accomplishing a goal. Inspire to live. Inspire to dream. Inspire to achieve. Inspire to love. Inspire to inspire others. Inspire to inspire yourself. Try something new. Jump into a challenge. Do something out of your normal habit. Don’t reach for what’s in view— reach further. Push yourself. There is always something ahead.
People who can continue to get up after a fall with a smile on their face are the people living life. These people are moving forward, not letting anything pull them back. They move toward the new day rather than waiting for it. So whether you accomplished something today or not, start moving toward tomorrow: Start achieving, start living.