Some people wake us up.
They bring us a new idea or a new way to do things. They challenge us to think differently, they challenge the status quo. They make things that previously seemed impossible, possible.
We call what they have vision. They see with their mind’s eye a different future.
We call them “visionaries” when they act on the present to make that future a reality.
That’s what Martin Luther King Jr. did, and that’s why he inspires us today. He saw a different future, and he pursued it relentlessly.
And isn’t that what we’re all hoping to do with our lives – make a piece of that seemingly impossible dream, a future reality?
It’s at the very core of being human, this infinite capacity to challenge oneself, to create change.