Thank you Bruce Springsteen for this quote. It seems today that the chorus of “glory days” conversation has increased. Perhaps it is because we live in a world of constant change and there is a longing for a slower pace?
My response to this is, the glory days were only golden in retrospect. Every period of time has had its opportunities and challenges – it is only with hindsight that we see the value of a particular period in history.
Next time you find yourself longing for glory days, I encourage you to ask yourself the following questions:
- What is it specifically that appeals to me about the past period?
- What can I create today to give me the same feeling?
- How can I be an effective leader today?
Great insight. Watch the new Woody Allen movie, “Midnight in Paris” for some perspective on “glory days.” Today is it-our glory day – make the most of it!
Thank you for your thoughtful response. I did see Midnight in Paris – and I agree with your assessment, it certainly does provide a wonderful perspective. It’s all about being present, isn’t it?