Building bridges to the future does not imply burning bridges with the past. (Tom Julien, author, cross-cultural teacher)
Sometimes when we make our plans for the future, we may disregard the associations and accomplishments of the past. We are so eager to move forward, to pursue new ideas, that we may overlook how we got where we are and who helped us get here. As we build for the future, we must not neglect the progress, lessons learned, and the mentors of the past.
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. (1 Corinthians 3:10)