Each month Design Milk has a designer create a desktop wallpaper, which they then make available to all of their readers. This month’s was created by New Zealand designer, Jonathan Mead, who said he chose the George Eliot quote because “it’s about not being afraid to create a new path for yourself if you discover the one you’re on is no longer right for you.”
You can get off of the ladder that you have been climbing up, but it will take you building a new path for yourself. With the right tools and some creativity you can alter the path you are on, but it will require work on your part. The easier thing would be to just keep climbing the ladder that has already been made, but in the end it is YOUR choice which you want to do. And – it is never too late to decide.