I was driving down Golden Gate Parkway the other day, when I realized that I have driven on this road at many different chapters of my life, for as long as I could remember.
I drove down this road with many different cars with many different people. It’s as if this road has been with me on all my life. It has seen all my changes and transformations. I’ve driven this road as a beach bum in high school, a wanna-be thug in my twenties and now in my thirties as…well I’m still figuring that one out.
But what really struck me the most was that I too have seen this road change. To alleviate traffic at one of the most highly congested intersections, Golden Gate Park Way saw a transformation like no other when plans began to develop the first major overpass in Naples. At the time many locals were against this happening. They didn’t like the change happening to their beloved city. It did cost almost 40 million dollars and three years to build but on July 25, 2007, the overpass was officially open.
change is an inevitable part of our lives. It happens whether we’re ready for it or not.
One of the secrets of living a happier life is to learn how to handle the changes that occur in our lives. In fact, it is good sometimes to initiate life changes ourselves. Whether that is being a beach boy, a wanna be thug, or…. well you get the point. Be open to change knowing that Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.