As we continue the holiday season and move into the New Year, I encourage you to contemplate your capacity to have faith, and how faith manifests in your life. Not just religious faith, which is important to many of us, but faith in yourself and faith in others.
August Wilhelm Von Schlegel said, “In actual life, every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.” How many things have you accomplished in your life where, regardless of your research and experience, the first forward step was taken in faith?
Awareness of faith can be very exciting. William Newton Clark wrote, “Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.”
Exercising faith can be very powerful. Sherwood Eddy once observed, “Faith is reason grown courageous.”
Faith can transcend mere facts, and can actually be a lever for reason. Blaise Pascal believed that, “Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits.”
Have faith and take that first step. Have faith and dare to go farther. Have faith and be courageous. Have faith and leverage reason.
Have faith in yourself, and when you do, anything is possible. Because, after all, you’re a small business owner.