There is a reason the rear view mirror is so small and the windshield is so big...
where you are headed is much more important than what you have left behind.
In the Philippines, we also have a saying that "one who never looks back from his past will never get to his destination." [Ang taong hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan, ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan." ~ Jose Rizal ~ ]
Never ever step on other people's toes. Never ever forget the people that helped you along the way. Never ever forget to say "thank you" to everyone you came in contact with. These people shaped up who you are today. Without them, you won't be where you are right now.
Never ever say that you got there on your own, because "no man is an island," no man can do it alone!
Encouragement and ideas can come from your parents, your brothers or sisters, your cousins and other relatives and friends... they can come from the person who shines your shoes or who cuts your hair or do your nails... or someone who cash you out at the grocery store... or even somebody who happens to be sitting beside you at the bus/train... or it could be from your favorite author or newscaster... They are all around us!
To all those that helped me become a better person - THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!