At times we are too shy to take the
initiative and too timid to take the first step. But
experience shows that once a person is bold enough to break
the ice, several people stand up by his or her side. These
people are the silent majority who are silent because they
need a forceful first voice. They do not have the guts and
courage to speak out or take action unless they find someone
taking the lead.
Such then is the power of one voice, one
step, one initiative – one person.
People who are bold and courageous must
realize that if they too sit back and ignore issues that need
to be addressed or set right, then they are actually depriving
the silent minority of the force to unite and make an impact.
It is generally carelessness or, at times, a lack of concern
which accounts for the disinterest of such bold people. They
must realize that they are a special breed of people created
by God to give voice to people who cannot speak for
We must also realize that this boldness
should never lead to rashness and foolhardiness. Boldness at
inopportune times becomes rashness and may actually become
counterproductive. A bold and courageous person must be
equally wise and prudent when the time comes to strike and
take the initiative. Selecting the right moments and right
situations are of paramount importance.
But when the right
time arrives, a single person can move mountains!