Full Definition of ASPIRE (as found in the Merriam Webster online dictionary)
1 : to seek to attain or accomplish a particular goal
2 : ascend, soar — as•pir•er noun
Examples of ASPIRE
<aspire to great deeds, and you have a better chance of doing good deeds>
<a tower aspiring towards the heavens>
I love the feeling of a fresh start. I have to admit I'm not a huge one for all of the hype typically surrounding the new year, but this year somehow feels a bit different. Like we're on the cusp of change, and the world is looking up.
I love the way this word has a double meaning. I think sometimes we tend to relegate the thoughts of aspiring to trying to attain an impossible or unlikely goal - like, say, an aspiring actress. She has promise, but we'll wait and see how things pan out, won't we?
However, if we draw in the other side of the definition, somehow it opens up a whole new world. As human beings, we're all on a journey. We're all seeking to ascend to a place where we can rise above the daily grind and feel like we're soaring on the winds above us, eyes to the heavens, embracing the sun.
So, that fledgling idea you have that you're aspiring to this year? It could be a fitness goal, work & business related, or a dream you've been putting off. Remember that the young bird stands on the edge of the nest when they first learn to fly. Imagine that they have to push down the fear that they have of falling as they take the first leap. I'm sure they experience a bit of stumbling and falling before they're able to make that climb and ascend to a place where they soar. Be ok with that. Because the only way to get to that place above is to first take the leap.
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