As the end of the year approaches, you may be looking back on what you accomplished. Whether you achieved a lot or a little, it’s time to set new goals for the year ahead. Perhaps you've even contemplated making a significant change. I imagine the thought has crossed your mind, Is the grass greener on the other side?
Life is full of rainy and sunny days. As seasons change, you may be forced to change. Other times, you may choose change and allow it to change you for the positive. Whatever the case, you can walk through life with a positive attitude of expectation.
Maybe you’ve watered and fertilized your grass, but it’s still a dry mess. You may have taken it a step further and hired a company to come over to assess. Despite your best efforts to stick with what you know, you may need to cut your losses and accept this as an opportunity to grow.
How do you know when you've exhausted your efforts? The decision is yours to make. Whether you stay put or decide to make a change, accept that things aren’t always going to turn out perfectly.
While you may need to stick it out and go through dry seasons in life, don't be afraid to step into something new. While change is inevitable, it isn’t always easy. There’s a chance you'll step into what you thought were greener pastures only to encounter dry patches along the way. Whatever the case, you have to be willing to step out to find out.
When faced with difficult decisions, the following points help me to stay positive. I hope that they're helpful for you as well.
1. A right attitude is a choice.
2. Be open to change.
3. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
4. Rather than make drastic changes, think things through.
5. Grow where you're planted.
Change is a part of life, and it’s the only way to grow. Growth will stretch you. Don’t let it break you. Learn as you grow. Grow into your potential. And with the right attitude, your grass can be greener on either side.
Julie Barbera, author of the forthcoming book, Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection
“Treasures Are Right Before Our Eyes, yet Many Miss Gems Searching for Pearls at the Bottom of the Sea.”