As the saying goes, “The Grass is Always Greener in the other side”.
But, why does it always appear that way? What causes this perception?
From the other side of the street it always seems like our neighbor’s grass is a little greener. From our neighbor’s side it always seems like our grass is always perfectly cut and never out of place.
And we’re all always searching for this certain shade of green on the side we’re standing on and comparing it to the other shades of green that surround us. There’s always something about ourselves, our career, our friendships, our accomplishments, our failures, our past, our future, our present – and the list goes on – where the shades of green don’t seem to match up or they’re too faded or bright or dark or light.
It’s easy to feel like your shade is always a little off when you see things like that.
But remember – when it comes to who we are, what we do, what we’ve done, and what we will do – we’re the ones holding the box of crayons and choosing the colors and filling in the gaps and designing the spaces.
We color both sides of that grass – We draw the lines that separate the two sides with our own hand.
The grass is not greener on the other side. We just draw it that way.