3 Things We Can Learn from Martin Luther King Jr. (Happy MLK Day from The Carvonis Group!)

One of the best parts of working at The Carvonis Group (Miami, FL) is that there’s no shortage of role models on our team. We believe in celebrating and honoring extraordinary people who have done extraordinary things. That’s why today we’re paying tribute to one of the most exceptional role models that history has to offer: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

You’ve certainly heard of him before, so you may already know that the Atlanta-born Baptist minister was and is revered for dedicating his life to civil rights activism. Dr. King played a pivotal role in ending racial segregation in the United States and in bringing about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. So, The Carvonis Group decided to honor him and all of his hard work and accomplishments today on his birthday by gathering 3 life lessons that we can learn from Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

1) Perseverance

Despite being jailed and beaten on many occasions, this incredible man refused to give up. Many of the breakthroughs of the civil rights movement would not have been possible without the remarkable perseverance of MLK. He continued to make countless sacrifices in the name of freedom no matter how many times he was threatened and attacked. In 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for all of his hard work. Martin Luther King Junior’s life is a testament to the undeniable power of endurance. You can accomplish truly extraordinary things with a spirit of perseverance.

2) Boldness

Dr. King is perhaps most well-known for his many inspiring and influential speeches. His “I have a dream speech” from his 1963 March on Washington has been a cultural icon and symbol for civil rights and equality for years and years. His boldness in the face of persecution motivated and encouraged thousands of other people to stand up and fight. The lesson we can learn from MLK’S unyielding boldness is that a leader who refuses to cower, no matter how dangerous or intimidating the forces against them, has the ability to bring together masses of people and unite the toward a greater cause.

3) Courage

Martin Luther King Jr. showed immense bravery amidst the violence that characterizes the battle for civil rights. This activist had multiple threats and attempts made on his life, yet he refused to hide and never gave in to fear because he knew that if he did so, racism and segregation would win. His display of courage gave hope and determination to so many others when the odds seemed impossible to overcome. This tenacity continues to inspire us today, proving the incredible influence that the courage of a strong leader can have in bringing about change.

For more inspiring content, check out the rest of The Carvonis Group’s blog!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s