There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to climb up the ladder of success in life so long as we remember not to crush the fingers of those who help steady that ladder as we climb from rung to rung. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to move from one station in life to a different station in life so long as we remember to thank the Conductor of the “train” for getting us to the new station unscathed. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to cross a bridge to get to the other side so long as we do not attempt to dismantle the bridge as we are crossing it in hopes of using its wood as logs and kindling to build a fire in celebration of our crossing over. There is absolutely nothing wrong with closing one door behind us and opening new doors of opportunity so long as we remember not to slam any door in the face of the ones who helped open those new doors in our lives.
We cannot live productive and successful lives if we continually focus on those things that are behind us, and never gain sight of those things that lay just before us. By the same token, as we press forward in life, we should not obliterate our past from our memory, for it is things of our past that help to bring us to our present, and ultimately bring about our future. Let us continue to forge ahead, but in our progression, let us never forget from whence we came.
~ Keith Lionel Brown