"base" or foundation is said to be the key to success.
If (or when) life throws you a curveball, remember this quote...
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her!
FINISHING/finish/ 1. reaching an individual goal; crossing the finish line. 2. setting a PR (personal record). 3. finishing MOP (middle of the pack). 4. finishing FOP (front of the pack). 5. placing in age group. 6. finishing BOP (back of the pack). 7. winning. 8. FINISHING WHAT YOU SET OUT TO DO.