Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Good Old Days

Rough traffic on the way to work this morning. I left a bit later than usual. I need to leave by 5:45 to have lighter traffic. So my commute was 15 minutes longer. I remember when traffic was not as much of a problem.

"I wish for the good old days."

This is the refrain I hear from many people including some of my staff. I could be tough and say “get over it, the good old days will never come back”.

Much of the “wishing for the good old days” has to do with change. Change is opportunity. I always try to figure out what the opportunities are in every change. Much our business success is based on taking advantage of change.

If things do not change enough, I will even force change. Much of my quest for learning has to do with preparation for the unknown future (even though I try to impact what the future brings).

Mostly I am certain that some day in the future we will remember these as the good old days. Why not cherish them now?

I remember fondly periods of time in my life where I was dealing with great stress in what seemed like unbearable circumstances. In hindsight those were good times. So regardless of circumstance cherish the present.

2 Comments:

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Dr.John said...

I saw a bummper sticker that said " Today is tommorow's good old days"

 
At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Tom Carswell said...

Just found this on the 'net yesterday - very relevant to your article:

"Change is not death. Fear of change is death."

 

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