When you start something there is some responsibility to keep it going, if its worthwhile, maybe even if it’s not. It can be tough. If its an organization with several people involved it definitely becomes a living thing. It grows, it gets smaller, things change, faces change.
As the person that started it you normally don’t want to see the familiar faces change, you want the faces to stay the same, because that’s what you are used to and some part of you feels that the original look is what it “should” look like. But, like most things in life, it has to change to keep going.
If it doesn’t change, it will die. You know somewhere in the back of your mind that one of the changes will probably be that your face won’t be in the picture anymore, or at least not as prominent.That normally has to happen for an organization to keep growing and succeeding.
Why such a cryptic paragraph? I don’t know, just something I’ve been thinking about over the past few weeks. My race team is changing, losing some big time contributers. I’m happy for them though, they are moving to a place they need to be to meet their goals and that is what is all about. Sad for the loss to the team though, but maybe it will turn out to be a good thing.
We have several promising folks coming on board. We can also still focus on being a little more laid back for another year and growing the team atmosphere. It also has me thinking about the other projects I am involved in, particularly Scouting. I helped start a Cub Scout pack at NCS. My youngest son is getting closer to finishing up cub scouts.
When that happens I will let someone else take over my committee chairman position, if I don’t do it before then. I have been involved with that pack since my 12 year old was in first grade, he’s in 7th now, so that’s 6 years of continuous involvement. To to the above point, my involvement has been very heavy at times and in the past couple years not so much. Things change.
The same thought relates to my personal and work friends. Things change, as everyone knows, even though we want it to remain a certain way. That “way” is usually some perfect point in time that only existed for a few weeks, days, hours, minutes, but that’s what we strive for, to get back to, or to have in future friendships. Then sometimes its time to move on.