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Monday Mottoes – #22

faith-is-taking-the-first-stepeven-when-you-dont-see-the-whole-staircase-faith-quoteSince today is a public holiday in the U.S. having to do with Martin Luther King, Jr., I felt it appropriate that we take a quote from him.  Usually known for his “I Have a Dream” speech, here’s a lesser-known quote from Dr. King, who had the power of persuasive ideas and belief on his side.

Which brings us to today’s motto:  “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

There are many times that my staircase reaches into the thmist of the clouds, or runs up and down and all around a spiralling, dangerous valley.  But it’s taking the first step.  Even when the outcome depends on other people who are not, shall we say, 100% cooperative, we have to be the big guys and take the first step.

Even if it’s not in their direction.  Even if it’s straight ahead.  Take the first step.

Don’t allow others’ ideas of you to manipulate you into acting like someone other than who you really are.  Stay true to yourself, your values, your ideals.  Whether it’s a lonely staircase or not, trust that the next step will support you.  It will not collapse.

Knowing the big picture is nice, but there’s a lot to be said for forging forward by faith.  Victory is the staircase that stretches out before you.  Why would you not take the first step?

Happy Monday, everyone!

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