Star Trek Motivation – The Affirmation Spot for Friday March 12, 2010

Yes. I admit it. I am and always have been a BIG Star Trek fan. While I enjoy all the shows, my favorite has always been Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show was among the first successful first-run syndication shows. It aired from 1987-1994.

No offense, but people who “don’t get” Star Trek have just never given it a chance. I have always heard comments like, “Why would I want to watch some show about a space ship in the future?”

Star Trek’s greatest secret – to non-fans – is that the space setting (while cool) was really only the backdrop for addressing humanity’s momentary and long-term issues like war, racism, personal freedom, and many other topics.

There are many great lines from all the Star Trek shows over the years, but I believe TNG stands alone as the one with the most powerful and inspiring lines. Today I thoughts I’d share a few.

Stay inspired!


It is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are. It does not matter that we will never reach our ultimate goal. The effort yields its own reward.”
~ Data (from “The Offspring” – Star Trek: TNG Season 3, 1990)

“Things are only impossible until they’re not!”
~ Jean-Luc Picard (“When the Bough Breaks” – Star Trek:TNG Season 1, 1988)

“Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.”
~ Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: Generations Movie, 1994)

“‘With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.’ Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we’re all damaged.”
~ Jean-Luc Picard quoting a fictional 24th Century Judge (“The Drumhead” – Star Trek: TNG Season 4, 1991)

“I prefer to think of the future as something that is not written in stone.”
~ Jean- Luc Picard (“All Good Things” – Star Trek: TNG Season 7, 1994)

“Seize the time, Meribor. Live now; make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.”
~ Jean-Luc Picard (“The Inner Light” – Star Trek: TNG, Season 5, 1992)

And finally, as a reader reminded me with a comment:

MAKE IT SO! Jean-Luc Picard from practically every episode!


About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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4 Responses to Star Trek Motivation – The Affirmation Spot for Friday March 12, 2010

  1. Tom Kaye says:

    You forgot the Best of All (or so I say!):

    Make It So!

  2. Tom Kaye says:

    Truly NOT intending g to beat a dead horse, Ray, this one was even, I believe, the title of a book.


    What great advice WND a motivator.

    Tom Kaye

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