Aspiration is the beginning and the end of the journey. In a lower form, it can be called ambition without which it would be impossible to become rich. It is also known as 'desire ... craving... grasping ...'
In a sense, they are similar to Aspiration, except that they are of the world and related to the external world. Aspiration is the tiny flame inside us ... the burning intensity for Light, more Light. It is our yearning, earnestness, longing or search for meaning... and inner driving force which will ultimately lead to morality and motivations.
Like the plant, all things begin in seed form and slowly becomes a banyan tree, not the other way around. Much Peace.