Today, the level of technological advancement is such that innovations are churned out daily. Any product or idea short of revolutionary, will easily be stale tomorrow. Even revolutionary ideas are not guaranteed timeless shelf lives.
Everything new, does get old. In time.
Yesterday’s education is not sufficient for today’s challenges or opportunities; today’s information can quickly become irrelevant in the next twenty four hours. Just as meals eaten yesterday will not give you nourishment for the future.
That is just the way it is.
Every day brings opportunities, to grow, develop and improve. Take it.
Because things will never remain the same, you have to either evolve, adapt or make way for those who will.
Relevance can only be attained and maintained by improving on yesterday’s innovations, and building on today’s knowledge, to provide better ways of doing things for tomorrow. To be relevant is to grow – to provide solutions for today’s challenges, even tomorrow’s.
To think that yesterday’s success will always remain relevant tomorrow is delusion.
It is arrogant, like William Pollard said.
You don’t have to come up with a major breakthrough to be relevant. You will stay relevant if you improve yourself in small ways: learn/ hone that skill, read/ write that book, start that blog, meet that need, gain that experience (even without pay).
Make the most of every day! Make the most of today! Learn something new.