Whoever thinks they’ve gone alone or are doing what they doing today because of themselves and/or have a belief that they will go it alone in the future to attain their goals and capture their success is delusional.

We cannot deny our personal efforts and work ethic, but anyone on this earth who has accomplished something of worth has done it only because we all are standing on the shoulders of those who came before us.

Today is no different. Family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances and yes, even strangers have come to our aid at one point in time to pull us up from our bootstraps.

Whether it’s the roads we travel to get to our meetings, to the pen and paper we use once we arrive or the plane we take to tropical islands for our vacations. We could not in any way benefit from where we are today without the tireless work of those who came before us.

Maybe the next time we’re out there in that great big world, we can remind ourselves of that. Maybe – just maybe it might inspire us to help someone else get to where they want to go.

What a gift.