The grass is greener on the other side. This is what we often hear when someone wants to transfer to another company or venture into another field. What we failed to realize is that the grass is greener on the other side because it was better managed. People are never satisfied with their own situation; they always think others have it better.
Why not use the other quote which is, “The grass is greener where you water it.” This quote from Wolfgang Puck is more positive and self-enriching. So, instead of checking on others’ lawns, water your own grass.
Water your own grass
When you water your own grass, literally and figuratively, it becomes better naturally. That water helps to keep it green. A lawn with no water dries out, becomes rough, and ultimately dies altogether. A lawn with no water becomes literally lifeless. Nothing can grow on a lawn with no water, not even weeds. It will only just turn to dirt over time, but even that dirt with no water available to and for it over time will not be able to sustain any living organisms or life itself. The dirt becomes dead itself.
Before you go somewhere else, first water the grass where you are. Find things you like about now. Find ways to practice gratitude. Looking over there and seeing things you crave is fine. It’s how desire is born and that can be a very good thing.
But looking around and craving greener grass while failing to appreciate your own lawn is a neglectful way to live. Even as you want more, don’t come from a place of lack. Even as you want more, don’t downplay the positives you already have.
The grass is greener where you water it. Are you watering yours? We can help, let us know.
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