The Grass is Greener Where You Water It

The grass really is greener where you water it.

Do you believe that?  I do.

Have you ever driven by a pasture out in the countryside?

There were probably a bunch of cows standing in the field, next to a fence, looking into the other pasture, envious of the lush, green grass in the other pasture.

Even though they had plenty of green grass on their own side of the pasture, the other pasture was tempting and looked better.

Humans are often like cows.

They look at what other people have and get jealous.

They always want what they don’t have, rather than be content with what they do have.

Or, they think something else is better than what they already do have.

For example, a guy sees an older gentleman with a beautiful young wife and is envious of the other man.

He thinks about his own wife for a moment.  Maybe she’s gained 20 pounds over the past 20 years they’ve been together.

She’s obviously aged, like everyone does.

Maybe his wife isn’t as physically beautiful as she used to be when they first started dating.

Of course, he forgets his wife gave him three beautiful children and is also 25 years older than the other woman he is comparing her to.

He also forgets that she stood by his side all those years when he was down and out, and supported him each step of the way.

Even during the difficult times when he was unemployed and broke for long periods of time, she hung in there and encouraged him.

It’s easy to see something or someone else and forget how good you really have it.

the grass is greener where you water it memeA woman sees a young couple that is “in love” and longs for the days where her relationship with her husband could be like that.

She forgets that this other couple is dating and is going through the “lust” phase that everyone goes through.

She forgets that her and her husband have been together a LONG time and stopped courting each other many years ago.

Of course, her husband still loves her.

He’d do anything for her.

He’s always been loyal, faithful and loving; he’s just busy “providing” for the family.

The grass is greener where you water it. 

Make sure you water it!

If you want something to be better, spend the necessary time, money and/or effort to improve it.

A network marketer sees a new business opportunity that looks perfect, especially compared to the current one he is struggling with.

It’s in pre-launch.

It has all the bells and whistles and a dream compensation plan.   The products look amazing.

nothing is perfect memeEveryone is excited about the possibilities.

The meetings are filled with hype and excitement about what is to come.

He quickly forgets that he used to feel this exact same way about his current company, right when he first joined.

His company isn’t perfect, but it is stable and proven.

It pays on time.

The products are never back ordered.

The checks don’t bounce.

There is no hype and no one gets hurt.

What he forgets to realize is that this new company probably won’t survive!

I could go on and on here, but here’s what you need to know.

Nothing is exactly as it seems and you should NEVER compare apples to oranges.

The grass really is greener where you water it.

Nothing is perfect.

No one is perfect.

No company, product or compensation plan is perfect.

No sponsor or upline is perfect, either.

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For things to be better, you’ve got to get better.

Take the situation you have right now and make it better.

Be grateful for everything that you do have.  Never accept anything at face value.

excitement memeIf your relationship is struggling, invest the time and effort to improve it.

Do things for your spouse that you used to do when you were dating.

If you are struggling in your current business, take the time to develop the right skills and right mindset.

Figure out WHAT isn’t working and WHY it isn’t working and come up with a simple strategy to fix it.

Take out that water jug and water it!

That’s the best way to make the grass greener.

Anything you do or join will go through an excitement phase.

However, that excitement eventually fades.

It’s what you do at that point that matters most and ultimately determines whether or not you will succeed.

Never forget that the grass is greener where you water it.

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4 thoughts on “The Grass is Greener Where You Water It”

  1. The truth is that the more you succeed, the more some people hate you like the way Chuckholmes said.
    let us empower others and help them make some money
    Thank you

      1. As you said Chuck, people will hate…but I really do not think it is hate per say,it is jealousy. Many people just have this inner thing that tells them to not like anyone who is having success. What they should realize is if they just followed some of the methods that person is using, they could find success too. But many of those people are scared to succeed.

        I have watched many people assume the grass is greener on the other side so they jump to that side just to kick themselves for not staying where they were. I have even been guilty of it.

        We do just need to water and nurture the grass where we are.

        This was an excellent post and I hope many people will read and understand the message behind it, Thanks Chuck.

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