As an entrepreneur, I look at this poem and I see all the lessons it has for entrepreneurs. I know that sometimes life is hard, but my business will survive. I know that there are always people looking at me as a role model and that obligates me to be a good and ethical entrepreneur. I know that no matter how hard life gets, my business and I can keep moving forward. So, the question for you this magnificent day is what lessons have you learned from the staircase in this poem?
A great way to celebrate Black History Month is to check out the contributions African-Americans like the gift of words of Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son.” This poem describing how hard life is and the fact the one must never give up is just as relevant today as it was when it was written so many years ago.