Powdersville Is Growing, Are We Ready?

Dated: 05/30/2018

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The Good Ole Days

80's singer songwriter Billy Joel has a line in one of his songs that goes: "The good ole days weren't always good; And tommorrow ain't as bad as it seems. . ." I think we sometimes get so caught up in wanting to keep the status quo we resist change in hopes that things will stay the same. The motivation for that resistance grows out of a belief that the change coming is bad. Certainly, change can be bad. We can feel uncomfortable, unstable, disoriented during times of change.

John C. Maxwell, a widely respected speaker, pastor and authority on leadership says, "Change is inevitable, growth is optional." I think what that means is, as much as we would all like to go back to that ideallic time in our childhood or young adult live when everything seemed perfect, we cannot simply stop change--it is an organic, inevitable consequence of living in a world bound by time.

So, growth is optional--what does that mean? We may not be able to stop change, but we can have a significant effect on the type of change that occurs if we are involved enough in the change process. Growth, as used in this quote, means by being involved and placing our hands on the wheels of change, we can influence outcomes. 

Dolly Cooper Park in Powdersville is supposed to be receiving a football field and a discgolf course by the end of the summer--it is great to see public use facilities growing in Powdersville. This is what I think Maxwell means--change influenced in a positive way by the larger community can equal growth; not urban spraul or overdevelopment, but growth into a better place. I think the Powdersville area, indeed the entire Upstate area, needs to be having a consistent, positive discussion about influencing change that creates positive growth.

Speaking of growth, this is a real estate blog after all, so here are some new listings in the Powdersville area. You will notice that our inventory is very low, even though demand continues to grow. New development is destined to come to our area, but how will it come? We do have a say in how that question is answered.

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