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“Do not stop at the end.” And other words of wisdom from an escalator sign in Kuala Lumpur.

“Do not stop at the end.” And other words of wisdom from an escalator sign in Kuala Lumpur.

Do not stop at the end. Other passengers are behind you.

You’ve finished your marathon, your book, your project, your career, but do you have to keep going? Will others just trample over you and your work and move on?

Well, yes.

The world will keep going, time doesn’t stand still and waits for no one. But does it matter? Does it mean that you should stop and ask, “Why bother?” If you’re just going to get run over in the end anyway and someone else will take your place, why bother?

Because this is only one escalator and there are many more (in the mall). This is just one chapter of your life and you can choose to call it quits or you can move onto the next one.

Who knew that the answers to life were in a sign in a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

In case you’re looking for more words of wisdom, here’s the full house of rules below.

I especially like, “Do not run and walk.” Hmm, I’m not even sure how to run and walk at the same time. Aren’t they mutually exclusive? Or, if they mean do not run or walk, what are you supposed to do? Sprint? Jump? Swim?

"Do not stop at the end." I learned everything from a sign on an escalator in Kuala Lumpur.

“Do not stop at the end.” I learned everything from a sign on an escalator in Kuala Lumpur.

If you notice, even what you’re supposed to be able to actually do, on the left side, is really just other words for things that you also can’t do. Except for the last one, which is a beauty: be focused.

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Bradley

I don’t like to call them excuses. They’re priorities. With a handful of exceptions, we usually have a choice in our actions. They just need to be prioritized.

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