My father used to say the only place that excludes progress is the cemetery. I was reading a book about recent British history and I came across a quote by one of Britain’s former Prime Minister’s, Harold Wilson. He said, “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery”.
Harold Wilson was born in a place called Huddersfield, a few miles from one of the places I grew up as a child, Halifax in West Yorkshire. So I don’t know if that quote is just a common phrase in that particular area or if my father heard Harold Wilson saying it. Either way, reading the quote reminded me of my dad, and got me thinking about change.
A lot of change is thought about in January… It’s the time when people get it into their heads that they would like to change… New Year’s resolutions and all that. However, change is happening all the time.
The question is: are you going to take control of your own change, or are you going to allow change to take control over you?
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!