In my rush to work on one recent morning, I’d forgotten all about the advent of spring until I got to work and was greeted by someone who handed me four yellow flowers. Those flowers sat on my desk for awhile and served as a reminder that we should all take a moment to smell the flowers.
As I do this, I am literally amazed by how far we’ve come. I know a lot of my blogs have concentrated on technology, but today I’m going to take a moment to look at the progress we’ve made. Just five years ago, I would come home from college to my parents’ agonizingly slow DSL computer, which seemed like torture. And now I sit at my desk with literally everything I could ever want to know a short click away.
In the corporate world, the same is true. It wasn’t that long ago that cell phones, e-mail and the Internet were the exception rather than the norm. Who’s to say we won’t do the same with blogs, virtual worlds and simulations?
I believe we can and we will one day, just as we did when we embraced the Internet, which at the time seemed like such a staggering task. But today is a day for recognizing; tomorrow will be the day for advancing.