It’s Earth Day which always makes us think that spring is close at hand. them.”
Spring … I love it! Flowers are blooming, trees are budding. Warmer temperatures are coming!
When I think of spring, I think spring green, which got us thinking about the old saying, “The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.”
You look across the fence at your neighbor’s yard – at that nice green grass – and you wonder how in the world your neighbor does it. You feel like you work just as hard at tending to your yard, but somehow your neighbor’s yard still looks better.
So today we want to talk about four fences between you and that greener grass. The first two involve our perceptions.
You and other people
One fence sits between you and other people. Some may be more successful than you. Just like a lush neighbor’s yard, success just seems to come easy for them.
Bigg success is life on your own terms. One of the many things I love about that definition of bigg success is that it is so liberating. I don’t have to worry about what other people are doing. I focus on what I’m doing.
I think we have a tendency to view our success in light of others. But that’s counterproductive. We need to discover and live up to our potential and stop thinking about what other people are (or are not for that matter) doing.
The reason it’s not good to compare ourselves to others is that we’re not truly walking a mile in their shoes. We don’t really know how hard they’ve worked. We don’t know about all the obstacles they’ve overcome.
We make assumptions because we see the output – the green grass – but we don’t think about all the sunshine, the rain, the fertilizer, and the manual labor that made it that green.
What you did and what you could have done
Another fence is between what you’ve actually done and what you think you could have done. We look over that fence and beat ourselves up. The grass would be greener if we had only taken a different path.
We romanticize the outcome that could have been. We assume that life would be better.
In fact, it may be worse. We’ll never know. All we see is greener grass. We need to realize that the decisions we made got us to this point and the experiences we’ve had make us a unique human being.
That’s an asset that we can use for our bigg success.
Now we want to look at the final two fences. These fences help us make the grass greener.
Yesterday and today
Another fence is between yesterday and today. It’s up to us to make the grass greener today than it was yesterday.
It’s about doing all that you can … day-by-day, step-by-step … to move closer to bigg success, to life on your own terms. If you’ve done everything you possibly can today to get closer, your grass is greener!
Where you are and where you want to be
The final fence is between where you are and where you want to be. You see the green grass that you want to have. You see a person or persons who were where you are and now are where you want to be.
This could be a role model, a mentor or a coach. Instead of looking over the fence and being jealous, you know that you can learn from them. They can teach you how to make your grass greener.
What are some of your secrets for getting your grass greener?
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