Archive for December, 2011

Living at the ‘Speed of Light’

December 15, 2011

I was in a meeting the other day and one of the participants was talking about his life today….how fast things were changing, and how quickly he needs to adapt to be successful.  He remarked that we were all living at the speed of light.  It made me think for a moment.  As I reflected on my own life – personal, business, you name it – I realized he was right.  Things are moving today at an unprecedented pace.  Technology has changed everything and it is only getting faster…..information is coming at us ‘at the speed of light’.  We have to not only adapt, but embrace this idea.  Why?  Because that’s the way it is.  Get used to it…..learn to not only tolerate some chaos in your life, but accept it as a fact!  Your surrounding environment – family, friends, customers and consumers – are not only living in this world, they are creating it.  As Billy Joel said in one of his songs, “we didn’t start the fire, it’s been always burning since the world’s been turning”.