You know the old saying, ‘The grass is always greener on the other side.’
Yeah, I’m going to call that one. From my experience – the grass may be a different texture, less prominent or totally non-existant – but not necesarily greener.
I’ve spent years with this mentality. Thinking that being somewhere else or doing something else would be so much better than what I’m doing right here right now.
I’ve always been the one to want to grow up before my time. But what I have quickly come to learn is that the moment you are ‘somewhere else doing something else’ you then automatically want to be another ‘somewhere else doing something else’. It’s a never ending unfortunate cycle that usually ends in disappointment.
So I would recommend dropping the ‘grass is always greener on the other side’ mentality and maybe acquiring the new and improved ‘grass may not be greener but it’ll be different and you’ll get there when you need to get there’ mentality… Sure the phrase isn’t as catchy or concise but I believe it more accurately represents life.
Another point to make is that just because it may be greener doesn’t mean you don’t have to maintain and mow the grass either. Around every corner and through every new experience there is always going to have to be hard work on your behalf in order to keep the grass looking greener on your side.
Be grateful for what you have here and now. Remember that you are exactly where you need to be doing exactly what you need to be doing.