WHAT APPEARS TO BE
That isn’t grass that’s greener on the other side of the fence. Look again: those are weeds.
Do you find yourself choked by overgrown chaos and too much fertilizing horse#$%*? If so, the green grass beyond can sure look inviting. Until you take a closer look…
…and realize the green isn’t money, but more envy; and the fence is barbed wire, ready to rip another hole in your soul.
WHAT MIGHT BE
“It’s going to be one of those days” is the mantra of those with self-imposed handicaps; the moment they utter their epitaph, their fate is sealed: it’s surely going to be one more of those days.
Why? Because we can only focus on one thing at a time. And because we’re focused on the weeds, that’s all we can see: more weeds.
WHAT CAN BE
Is it possible that it’s not the job that sucks, but our perspective of the job that’s playing the dirty trick? What happens if it’s not the job that’s overgrown us, but the seeds of our focus that have left us withering?
“I love my new job!” exclaims a friend. (The same friend who uttered identical words the first day at her previous job.) She’d be wise to master these steps:
- Identify the top three reasons why she loves her job.
- Commit to focusing on those three reasons daily.
- Routinely take steps to weeding the garden she’s in.
How about you? Is it looking green out yonder? Before jumping the fence ask yourself: what am I focusing on?
What is the difference between what “might be” and what “can be”? You decide.