- path orientation is the new goal orientation -
Pictures, thoughts, quotes of my favorite things in life (-long learning).
I am a big fan of quotes for several reasons, but the most prominent reason is probably to feel somewhat aligned with the joys and struggles of others. It gives us all a sense that we fight similar struggles, enjoy a similar moment of awe when coming out of our cave. Quotes help. They take away the pressing thoughts you have been circulating in your mind, they make you share joy…
Yet, the causality in all this is a big matter when watching a society of quote lovers closely (yes…all those pinterest pics with beautiful landscape pictures and your most inspirational quote in it…you know what I am talking about) And don’t get me wrong, I am sure I am following some of those too!
Most of us are inspired by the heroic accomplishment behind the quotes - it triggers a sense of fulfillment and richness inside of us. We are phantasizing how this must feel, we are craving similar discovering and instead of peaking behind the quote and asking for the actions the author took to get there we read more quotes, follow more boards on pinterest, retweet more of them on twitter. We could call it “lethargic heroism through social media”, maybe?!
So, how must it feel to create your own quotes? How must it be if you live a life worth your own quotes? Worth expressing your own self-discoveries and life a heroic moment through yourself - inside out?
Behind every quote of the most prominent ancient or modern day heroes (or those who were able to properly market themselves) such as Nietzsche, Hemingway, Anthony Robbins, 50 Cent or Batman we find characters who have pushed themselves through personal weaknesses, fears, losses and have found awe and joy through creating their own reality.
It is worth a thought to emphasize (or at least symphasize) what the author maybe have gone through to make the statements he or she made. You cannot copy- paste the truth and reality of someone else (’s quote) into your life - it can only serve you as an inspiration to move forward toward your own quote. Those heroes who convince you to live up to a certain feeling, a certain power or to see the world a certain way may have endured sharp pain of self-discovery to get there. We all may arrive at the absolute same result (the same quote in fact) but we need to lean into our own story for it and do not live the moments of joy, heroism and dismissal of someone else.
Fill it with your own thoughts and liberate yourself - find your own quote!
Here is to you dad and your life quote:
Fall 7, celebrate the 8th time getting up!
You may have not been in the same seat as some of the big know thinkers, but you clearly lived up to discovering your own heroic moments!
Thank you for being a continuous inspiration!
Today, you left 9 months ago, but you live in a lot of people’s mind and heart finally seeing what a character you were! RIP, Dad! I love you!
What are all the matters you begin out of selfish reasons and have the potential to amplify as a social impact matter?
Last night turned into a creative cooking moment - Bacon-Jalapeno Paleo bread (Yes, finally made a paleo bread) and my favorite soup, home-made: Carrot-Coconut-Ginger Soup.
What a delicious moment!
Unforgettable hours pondering and sweating in Aspen.