Bit of Happy #94: A Faithful Step

4 Feb

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Friday! As ready as I am for the weekend, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on today’s quote. Spoken by an inspirational, determined man, I can feel the power and strength in merely the words. There are times in life that can be scary. Overwhelming. Defeating.

Despite those moments, this quote is bringing the reality of life into the forefront. A lot of the time, the first step we take to reaching our goals is one of faith. We have to be willing to risk a certain amount with the hope of one day gaining much more in return. Whether knowledge, experience or love, without taking that initial chance – without taking that first step of faith – you will never learn of your full potential.

To me, failure is incredibly discouraging. But even worse in my mind is not trying at all. To fear failure so much that you refuse to take that initial chance at something new is an even bigger risk. It is a risk of never truly experiencing. Of never truly loving. Of never truly living.

It is impossible to see into the future, and it is okay to not be able to see the whole staircase. But you have to be willing to take that first step, because to stay on the ground… is to risk a lot more.

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