I love quotes. And as I sat here and watched this emotional UGA football end of year video, I decided I wanted to share the message. Because this advice applies to so much more than football games.
“I think that there is an unhealthy desire for perfection, that what we desire most, we expect to be void of flaws. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. The strongest love is measured in it’s inperfections, and what makes us human are mistakes and failures. The desires to preserve, to overcome, to endure. These are the qualities that define passion, that show how badly we want something”
“I think in the end, the most important thing, was giving up the future we had planned, for the one that was waiting for us. Not everything ends up the way you want it to, but taking the time to realize that the most important things are the people you surround yourself with, your friends and your family, no trophy, no title, no victory is greater than that ”
– Frank Martin, University of Georgia Football
It’s important to remember that each footstrike carries you forward not backward. And every time you put on your running shoes you are different in some way than you were the day before. – John Bingham (Source: Runners World Motivational Quotes )
Sometimes, on good and bad days, I search “running” on Pinterest to find quotes for inspiration. What is your favorite quote about running?
“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson (posted on Reddit)
As a Practicum student for UGA’s Student Activities and Organizations office, I am lucky to participate in weekly staff meetings; this quote was on last week’s agenda and I wanted to share it with all of you. It serves as a good reminder for me about the importance of creativity in life – don’t try to find it, make it! What do you do to make your own love, manufacture your own meaning, and generate your own motivation?