Today is the official observed holiday for the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. And I believe he is a prime example of how to make every day count.
In the 39 years of Dr. MLK's life he graduated high school at age 15, reached the doctorate degree level of education, became a minister, found and married the love of his life (Coretta Scott-King), had children, fought for human rights - to the point that change followed, won a Nobel peace prize, and led people to stand for what they felt would be a more free society. I'd hate to see what he may have accomplished had he not been assassinated on April 4th, 1968 in Memphis, TN.
When I look at Dr. King's life he has a list of accomplishments (all of which are not included above) that allow me to feel a sense of confidence in my own ability to incite change and grateful for the fight that he fought, so that the generations after him could focus on and address issues of their own time.
If Dr. King were here today, I think that he would offer us simple yet key information in regards to reaching our goals and making every day count. I think that he would say, nothing happens overnight and every major feat, every win, every accomplishment starts with taking one step at a time, being consistent, disciplined and unstoppable in working toward it.
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