It is a phrase that has been used for years to describe how the average person looks at someone else's life or another situation and thinks it is better than their own.
Is the grass greener on the other side?
The other day I was listening to the radio and caught Justin Bieber's latest hit right when these lyrics were sung:
“But the grass ain't always greener on the other side,
It's green where you water it.”
I realize that Beiber's song is a love song, but I couldn't help taking that line into my own context. I sat there thinking, boy that is so right, literally* and figuratively! It is one thing to longingly look at another situation and something totally different to look at your own and determine if you've been “watering the grass enough.”
I sat and asked myself some questions and I thought I'd share them here for you:
- Have you been looking at someone else's “grass” and wishing you were on their “lawn”?
- What action have you been taking to make your grass grow?
- What seeds have you been planting to fill in gaps?
- What grass have you been watering in your business garden? What have you been fertilizing?
What do you think?
What does that line in the song mean to you? Does it have you asking some questions? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
To your “watering” success!
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