I wrote this entry before the blog re-launch, and it was a very important one to me with a powerful message. I felt that I needed to bring it back, so I’ve edited it a bit and re-posted it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
If you’re an NFL fan, you might have heard of Herschel Walker. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1985 and played for them for several years, mainly as a fullback. During his time in the NFL, he put up big yardage numbers and made the Pro Bowl several times.
I was really little when Herschel Walker was playing, so I never really got to see this first-hand. However, I’ve heard quite a lot about him all of my life. How can you not, as a Cowboys fan?
What he was known for was being tough to bring down. He was great at breaking tackles and getting yards after the tackle. In one interview, a reporter asked him how he did this. His answer? “Whenever I feel like I can’t keep going, I just tell myself to take one more step.”
My father must have seen this interview, because for as long as I can remember, that’s been the repeated mantra: “take one more step.” It’s become one of the mottos that I live by. When something is difficult, I don’t give up; I take one more step, and then another, and then another, until the task is completed. Getting to the finish line might seem a long ways off, but one step? Nah, that’s easy!
And it’s helped immensely in my life. Not only does it prevent me from giving up on great things because they might be a bit tough, but people also really come to respect and lean on those who are accountable like that.
And that’s all it takes. One more step. You can do that, can’t you?