I’m sure you have been through experiences where you’ve felt that the grass was greener on the other side.
I was thinking about this today, as I’d heard about a friend who was thinking of leaving Australia and going back to where they were originally from.
The circumstances, I have some idea of from previous conversations.
We as humans, have the unique (or not so much) skill to jump from one thing to the other, thinking that the next thing is going to be better than what we already have.
We all do that, which obviously includes me.
But over the last few years, I’ve learnt to tough things out and learn how to make the most of my existing situation and getting the most out of it.
Implications for newbie business builders:
As newbies in the world of entrepreneurship and business building, there is a tendency to jump between ideas constantly.
This can be due to various reasons – perceived lack of knowledge or skill, lack of self confidence, information overload, and many more.
Most people give up on the dream completely, while others jump around looking for the greener pastures, for years before being drained.
The ones who succeed, look at what they can bring to the market place and add value with.
They then work with the end goal in mind.
No matter how many greener pastures may pass their view, they continue to work towards THEIR goal, and there by working to make their existing pastures green.
These are the entrepreneurs that after years of struggle have made it big – Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison and many many more.
So, if you are an aspiring entrepreneur or business builder, have a vision and keep working towards it.
Get the right education and right support, but don’t waver from your goal.
For Fat Loss:
One of the things I’ve noticed as a common thread between those who succeed and those who struggle in fat loss, is the quick fix mentality.
How does that fit with the grass being greener on the other side?
Well, someone may get on to a diet where they start losing a bit of fat, and then their friend comes along and says that the diet that they’re following is better and they move on to the new diet before seeing complete results.
The other thing is people not having a real vision of what they want, and not willing to invest in learning about nutrition, exercise and the psychology involved.
The grass is not greener on the other side.
The ones who succeed in fat loss are the ones who invest in themselves and learn about why their bodies store fat and how they can get their bodies to let go of that stored fat and get fit.
After spending the last 10+ years investing in myself and learning about nutrition, exercise and psychology, and successfully losing fat and keeping it off, I’m preparing to bring out my coaching program to help people who are willing to work on themselves, learn and implement, and are committed to the long term lifestyle, rather than the quick fix.
I know that people who are committed to ‘greening their grass’ rather than jumping from one pasture to the other are the ones who will succeed in ANYTHING in life.
Have a vision, get the right education, and take action.