Dr. Martin Luther King said this famous quote, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” 

Taking the first step can be intimidating; it can be scary; it can be downright nerve-wracking. However, if we listen to Dr. King, we take the step despite our feelings, and we do it in faith. Faith is the belief that gives us the courage and strength to act even though we may be afraid, unsure, or discouraged. We all have our own roads to walk and adventures to take—our own journeys of self-discovery and evolution. I am finding my own way, just like all of you. Not seeing the whole staircase or not knowing the complete plan from start to finish is a barrier that can stall your progress. Don’t allow fear or doubt to stand in the way of your greatness. Make 2021 your year. Take inspiration today from Dr. King’s great words and take the first step. Your dreams require action so that they become your destiny. Only you know the step you’ve been waiting to take. Find your faith. Find your courage. Find your hope today. Make this day the last that fear and doubt hold you hostage from moving towards your dreams. Surround yourself with people who believe in you who will encourage and advise you well. Then step out on faith. Make 2021 your year.