We all know the expression “the grass is always greener on the other side”. Or so we believe it is.
As a young child Paul had a beautiful garden with guava trees and so did his neighbor. As a mischievous little child Paul was interested in eating his neighbor’s guava thinking, it was sweeter and better than the one he had in his garden. With a friend of his, every so often, he would move the ladder against the wall and go up to reach for the fruits. They would then, sit on the top of the wall and eat them. His friend asks him why he would not eat the ones from his garden? Paul thought the fruit in his neighbor’s garden was sweeter than the ones in his garden. In reality, the ones in his garden were just as sweet as his neighbor’s.
In our lives sometimes, we feel that what we have is not enough, or we see something on the other side we would love to have. But when you get it you realized it wasn’t what you wanted or what you thought it would be.
Let me ask you the question, have you ever had those thoughts in your life? What were they?
I knew someone who changed job because he felt he was under-utilized but when he got the new position he didn’t like what he was doing. Unfortunately, he tried to come back to his previous company, but he couldn’t do so.
I have seen individuals jumping ship, then returning to the same position. A few months after returning they were looking again for something else.
Before you decide to pursue something, you see on the other side, ask yourself the following questions:
– what is the motivation behind it?
– Am I doing it because I am running from something?
– Is it the right move for me?
– Is these feels right?
A lot of people are not taking the time to step back to evaluate their situation. Remember if you have not learned your lesson you will continue to repeat it over and over. Before you jump or run for the hills make sure you are making the right move. The same goes with everything else, life is not a competition amongst each other. It is a journey for our soul to grow. Do what your heart desires.