Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today, as the world honors the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the concept of belief and how it can change your life and others lives.
From the day we are born, our environment shapes our thoughts, habits and even beliefs. According to Merriam-Webster, beliefs are a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing. These become the driving forces behind many of your actions and choices in life. And history has shown just how powerful our beliefs can become and how they can affect the world beyond.
How a Simple Belief Can Change the World
For example, here are some convictiosn that dramatically changed the world as we know it – for good and bad.
- Columbus’ belief in a new world caused a massive European migration.
- Hitler’s belief in a Utopia caused millions of deaths and much destruction throughout Europe.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.’s belief in the civil rights movement led to the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
- 9/11 was the result of a belief that there is only one “true” religion over others.
Each of these events had a huge impact that rocked and shaped the foundation of the people in the past, and still resonate today. While you live your day to day life, you cause change that affects your future and that of your family and loved ones all based on your choices and beliefs.
Be Your Own Catalyst For Positive Change
Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of many people who affected how we live our lives today. He even changed a majority of our beliefs. He wanted a life free of oppression not just for his family and friends, but for people he would never meet as well. He became a catalyst for change because the acted on his strong beliefs and desires. And in doing so he forever changed the world.
Ask yourself, what can you do to change your world and make it a better place. These last few years have been tough times for most. So it’s important to not let it get you or those around you down. Wake up each day and look for opportunities to make a positive impact.
What We Believe
While buying an automobile may not change history, it can be the catalyst that changes you and your loved ones’ lives. Here at Auto Credit Express, we believe people deserve a second chance and we want to help you shape a better future for yourself. That’s why we’ve been helping people with bad credit since 1999. Buying a vehicle has never been the easiest task when your credit is damaged, but with our easy online application you’ll be taking the first step to having a pre-approved auto loan. You can walk with confidence into the dealership we find for you and know you’ll leave with a vehicle. It just takes one small choice to cause a major change in your life.
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