Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and
again? What is it, and why does it move you?
“Aim for the moon; even if you miss, you’ll lands amongst the stars.”
I picked up this quote back in high school when I was only a mere 13 years old, just experiencing my teenage years for the first time. It happened in English class when my friend told our teacher he was going to be realistic and aim for a B as he believed that was the grade he was most likely to achieve. It didn’t quite sit well with me as I thought he should be aiming higher and our teacher felt the same way.
That’s when the quote came to be as I mentioned we should always aim higher so that we can try our hardest. The worst that can happen is that we don’t get the highest grade but at least we will get what we are capable of. The teacher said that quote at that precise moment and it really hit me.
I wanted to be amongst the stars and by aiming for the moon I would be able to attain greatness. Although I may not make it to the moon, at least it wouldn’t be an attempt in vain. It was only through aspiring to reach the moon that I would be able to fulfil my true potential and land amongst the stars.
Now my friend Supernova the Physicist might disagree that this saying is complete and utter non-sense as the stars are further away from the moon and technically that is correct however something are better left to be taken metaphorically and this saying is one of those.
So my advice is always aim as high as you can, reach for the stars, the moon and the ends of the universe; it may be an impossible task but as long as you make an effort, you would have travelled a lot further than you would have thought capable of yourself.