- Jonathan Jacob
Don't get lost searching for greener grass when you've been growing it the all along.
Updated: Aug 3, 2022
It's so easy to get wrapped up in the next best thing. What's my next contract offer going to be? Where is my next destination? Who is the next person I'm going to meet, are they better than the person I'm with now? What's for dinner? Who seems to be more successful than I am and how can I achieve that?
We get lost in what's to come that we forget what's in front of us right now.
We sell ourselves short on enjoying our lunch because it's not a steak dinner. We deprive ourselves of happiness in what we're doing because we're worried about what's going to happen next. We discredit where we're at in life because we think someone is further ahead. We forget to appreciate who we have because the thought of meeting someone better consumes us.
But what are we left with?
We're left with unkempt grass, losing sight of the fact that ours needs to be watered and nurtured. Instead we allow people to walk on it because we're looking in the wrong direction and not paying attention to what's in front of us. We allow our own grass to lose its green because we already feel it's not green enough.
When does our own grass become enough? When do we stop changing for other people, worrying about a future that is not guaranteed or focusing on something that is not certain to happen?
I'll tell you one thing, the day we stop worrying about what the neighbor's lawn looks like is the day we realize the true beauty in our own. Finding contentment in where you're at in your life will open your eyes to the moment helping you realize you've been growing the greenest grass all along.