The grass is greener where you water it.
– Neil Barringham
There is no substitute or alternative for hard work. Everything depends on your quality of efforts. The results you achieve largely depend on how hard you work, how perseverant you are, and how well you plan.
Sooner or later, hard work always pays off. Realize that things will not grow faster just because we want them to; they take their own sweet time. Grass will not turn greener as soon as you water it; it takes time.
You should never judge each day by the results you achieve; but rather by the effort you put into it. Not every outcome is supposed to happen immediately, especially the great one. Great things take more than hard work; they also require a great deal of patience.
Accept the fact that there are no magic pills. Magic never happens by itself; you have to create it yourself. Your daily actions determine your outcome. The way you utilize or spend your time defines everything.
The grass seems greener on the other side when you stop focusing on your backyard
The grass may appear greener on the other side when you focus on it instead of watering and nourishing the one on your side.
There is nothing wrong with comparing, as long as it motivates and enables you to pursue the same objectives. If you find the greener grass on the other side, watering your grass is the first thing that should come to your mind. Realize that blaming external factors will not work. The grass will be greener where exactly you water it.
The only way to achieve or accomplish something is to execute it. Without such execution, you will always find greener grass on the other side because your neighbor might have spent their time nurturing or watering the grass instead of comparing it.
The grass is greener on the other side of the fence because you paid no attention on your side at all. You are not giving it enough care to grow into a lush green lawn.
You will always find others with high-paying jobs, faster cars than you, or better houses if you do not focus on yourself and do not spend enough time nurturing your career.
Why spend time focusing on other’s backyards when you can utilize the same time to water your lawn? Do focusing on someone else’s brightest things enable you to shine in your life or career?
Don’t let focusing too much on others’ best abilities make you forget your own. When you compare yourself with others, ensure that it always results in positive influence and motivates you to do even better.
There is no need to compare what others have with what you lack. The grass will always look greener in your neighbor’s backyard when you stop watering yours. Focus on yourself, stay true to your goals, and believe in yourself and your abilities. Work in such a consistent way that it leads to consistent results.