The greenest pasture is not somewhere else. It’s the place where you plant yourself and create a great environment for growth. - The following is from Jon Gordon (www.jongordon.com)
We believe we'll be happier and more successful anywhere but where we are.
And so we pursue happiness and chase success thinking one day we will magically find them. But rarely will we find happiness and success by seeking them.
I've learned if you want success you can't chase it. Instead you must decide to make a difference where you are... and success will find you.
I've learned if you want to find happiness don't seek it. Instead decide to work with passion and purpose... and happiness will find you.
Too many people want instant success and gratification right now. Too many athletes want to be traded because they think they'll be more successful on another team. Too many employees complain that their co-workers aren’t working hard enough and this affects their own performance. Too many sales people compare themselves to others and become frustrated and disengaged. Too many people worry about what everyone else is doing instead of focusing on what they are doing. Too many people run from challenges instead of developing stronger roots.
If you are like me, you’ve been one of these people. Most of us have at one time or another. It’s human nature after all.
That’s why I want to encourage you not to worry about things you can’t control. Don’t run away from where you are in the hope of finding greener pastures.
Instead plant yourself like a Seed each day and invest your time and energy growing yourself and others. When you plant yourself where you are with a passionate desire to make a difference you’ll grow into the influencer you were born to be.
The greenest pasture is not somewhere else. It’s the place where you plant yourself and create a great environment for growth. When you do this, you'll produce an abundant harvest filled with real success and true happiness.
From Jon Gordon (www.jongordon.com)