Glory Days: A look back at 20 years
I apologize for not having posts at the end of the week last week, but I was traveling back home to New York for my 20 year High School Reunion. This brings me to my post entitled Glory Days: A look back at 20 years. “Glory Days” is one of my favorite Bruce Springsteen songs.
“Now I think I’m going down to the well tonight
And I’m going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it
But I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
A little of the glory of, well time slips away
And leaves you with nothing mister but
Boring stories of glory days”
I saw a lot of great friends this past weekend, saw some old friends, met some new ones, all while having some great business discussions. As a very new business owner, there are not very many business trips that I have planned, or have taken since the inception of the company. This trip was one of the most fortuitous trips I have ever planned. I got to see Basecamp 31 Pro Activity. I also got to see the New York Mets (lose of course) along with Vinitial CEO Dave Kittle and his wife and fellow Met fan Annie. Then came the reunion and a hit list of classic 90’s tunes. While the music was great, and the food and booze were unlimited, it was the song Glory Days enroute to the after party that really got me thinking.
I definitely had some Glory Days in High School, and I enjoyed my time there and the company. However, I am ready to start grinding more on the business and not looking backwards so much. I think there are some amazing times ahead, but I’ve got to keep my eyes on the prize.
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY:
Springsteen had it right. Glory Days were great, but they were just that…glory days. Successful people seem to keep the Glory Days in the past and focus on the future. Especially if you are running a business. Keep looking forward, and create new glory days!