As you start working for change, seeking success in whatever terms you define it, it’s worth asking yourself what you’re willing to give up to get it.
Change – at what cost, and to who?
You’re leaving the village behind, setting off to make your fortune – and it won’t be the same village when you get back, if you come back at all.
‘At what cost’ is a great question.
The flipside, of course, is that it wouldn’t be the same village if you stayed. Each day, day by day: a different you; a different they; a different village.
You can’t stay.
Or rather: you can never be here again. Not with these people, not quite like this.
Stay or go, you’re always leaving this village behind.