Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 22: Stairway


StairwayYaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon, May 2008,
Nikon D40, 35mm focal length equiv. 27mm, Exposure 1/15 sec @ f3.5, ISO 800, no flash, exposure bias -0.7
© Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Sometimes there are many, many steps between you and your final destination.  

But the only way to get there, is to take that first step.  

If it seems too high, or you are scared of heights, just look straight ahead with your hand on the railing and keep on walking.  

Eventually, you will reach your goal.

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
"The longest journey in the world begins with but a single step; and it is the one most often not taken." -- author unknown

Update:  People who know me know I'm not a big boxing fan.  But this video isn't really about boxing (or at least you need not look at it that way).  As the web-site says, consider instead that it's about taking that first step.  Which can only come after you have made the decision, established the intention, and changed your direction.  Go farther.  Go higher.

  • Donation:  Tip for club lounge wait staff -- great service
  • Exercise:  Walking with Carol around Akko (aka Acco, aka Acre), Israel (60 mins)

2 comments:

Boswell said...

I have found that the first step (or perhaps it wasn't the 1st) sometimes involves a tripping action, other times it requires a great leap, but the constant effort of step after courageous step is tremendously important in achieving anything worth achievement. I do enjoy these daily reminders, thanks for your diligence in posting!

Steven Crisp said...

That's a good point Boswell. No one said the first step was going to be easy; in fact, many would say it is perhaps the hardest, given the inertia of our habits.

But oh, to set a course and climb to a different peak -- what a journey!

Thanks for your continued visits.