Stop and Look Back.

Every day you strive,

Strive to climb further,

Further up the ladder,

The ladder of life,

That life which is yours.


You are always striving,

Striving towards your dreams,

Those dreams to which you aim

May be unattainable,

But always work towards them.


Sometimes though just stop,

It can be good to stop climbing

Stop climbing and look back

Look back at the view

Appreciate that view

The view from right where you are.


  • orchidee

    As long as I'm not up a literal ladder. I would get vertigo and fall off if I looked back then! Good write.

  • orchidee

    With pushing on, etc, there's the ridiculous matter of 'giving 110% - always impossible of course!

    • Goldfinch60

      Always striving towards a goal is always possible, the impossibility could be in reaching that goal but it is the trying that is the more important.

    • Michael Edwards

      So well put - yes appreciate the now and the view from where you are but always make sure there are rungs to be climbed - the moment you stop looking forward there can be no enjoyment left in life.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Michael and very true.

      • Garry

        Like the ideas in this

        • Goldfinch60

          Thanks Garry, sometime we are too busy looking ahead to see what we have achieved in the past.

          • Garry

            Don't need to look ahead or back. Just syop and appreciate.

          • Fay Slimm

            Good advice and so neatly written - thanks for sharing this suggestion to look back more often my friend.

          • Bookworm

            This is great advice and it is so well written.

          • willyweed

            nice write GF and good advise where we been, where we are, help us appreciate where we are going.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you WW and very true.

            • WriteBeLight

              It reminds me of the approach of how, when one reaches a goal, they want to keep on trying to reach more. But, it is good advice to stop and appreciate what has already been accomplished. Great thoughts here Goldfinch.

            • Diamond

              Such an awesome reminder Goldfinch...Until poetry took me, I was exhausted of my encounters with people who are so caught up in the race that they have forgotten to savor the journey. In that I don't mean an offense...they are doing just good in their journey.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Diamond. The journey is always important, we must always continue along life's path. That path has many pleasant surprises.

              • Mr. Lamar Ingraham

                It would be impossible to count all the ways that you've helped me by leading with this piece. Thank you so much for all that you've done — I only hope I can return the favor sometime in the future.

              • Goldfinch60

                I am always here and will always listen. Thank you for your kind thanks.

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