Why has Stephen Jepson climbed to the top of this ladder? Because that is where the room is– silly. Smile.
All the room is at the top!
I cannot remember a specific occasion when my father said this to me but I do remember the time frame in my life when it occurred. It was my teenage years. I worked for my dad’s business from the time I was 13 till I was 18. We spent hundreds – probably thousands of hours together; frequently he would make pithy remarks about people and life. I see my father as an especially bright guy. A few times during these extremely rich years my dad said: “son all the room is at the top”. Oftentimes I did not have much of a grasp of what he said. And this is one of his remarks about achieving more than a modicum of success that I did not get right away. However as I made my way through early adulthood the full import of his message became understood. I have risen to the top in several different pursuits in life and today I can attest to the fact that – All The Room Is At The Top! Thank you father.