Have you ever heard someone say, “back in the good old days” or “those were the days” and then begin romanticizing about the past? Or like me you’ve done it yourself – maybe hundreds of times.
The older I get the more it seems to come to mind, how much better you think things were back then. And some things probably were better, like this old car. They don’t make them like THAT anymore! On the other hand, do you really want to give up your big screen HD TV? Or your cell phone? Probably not.
It comes down to we like the changes we like, but we want things to be the way they used to be when we don’t like the changes. Well, I’m having to face up to the realities that I need a newer, more modern, website and that I need to begin utilizing social media to advance my business. And I don’t like it. I resisted as long as I could, but I know it has to happen and it’s painful. I’m once again buying and having to learn a whole new software.
Please bear with me as I make these changes. In the end you should see some awesome new content, a website that reacts to and displays much better on all your devices. Maybe you’ll look at it one day soon and say, “now that’s a slick
ride website”, and I’ll know I made a wise choice.
Just when I think I’m special and that my problems are unique – that the tumultuous times I live in are changing too fast, I read this; Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” And that quote by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 7:10 was written around 935 B.C.
The rest of the verse is “For it is not wise to ask such questions.” And I thought it was only my generation that felt this way. Seems like it goes back thousands of years. Better to take Solomon’s advice (after all he was known for his wisdom) and not dwell on the past. What changes or business improvements have you been resisting or procrastinating? Maybe it’s time to fire up your old enthusiasm and give it a cruise around the block.