Our origins matter less than our destinies. (Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States)
Reagan was probably not discounting the importance of origins. Our roots are significant; they might have had a critical role in our upbringing and development. But, the former actor and political leader was most likely emphasizing the critical nature of knowing where we’re heading—of having an objective worthy of our best effort and most noble intentions.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me. (Philippians 3:14)