Is your boat rising?
Posted on Monday, August 27th 2012 at 02:38 pm
This weekend I was doing some research on companies like ours. There is a web site where you can look up the income statements and balance sheets of organizations. As I looked at some of the statements I had a moment of jealousy. The organizations I looked at had a lot more assets than our company. It is normal to have feelings like that. But, then I remembered how much we have been blessed. And although the other organizations are bigger than us we have all benefitted from having an even playing field and opportunity. This reminded me of our community. In the past the few have benefited from the unequal playing field and confusing codes and regulation in our city. They have gotten rich while others lacked opportunity. If the playing field was even and the codes and regulation fair to all we would see many more business people prosper and many more jobs created from the increased economic opportunity. Yes, if our community continues to become more "business friendly", (which I view as fairness and opportunity) there will be many that get "rich" and the lifestyles of all will be raised. As John Kennedy said "when the tide rises all boats rise". So when you watch someone else's boat rise remember that yours is rising too with the tide.