Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Green Grass

The grass is always greener on the other side.

It can be so easy to start peeking over in other people's yard and begin comparing what we see with what we have. Only 6 days into the new year and comparisons can be something that could get us off track for days, weeks, months or even years.

We can look at how someone that has grown their business, developed an amazing relationship with their spouse, landed an incredible job, or seemingly doesn't have money issues and start to wonder "what's wrong with me". 

The problem with comparison is that we can waste a whole lot of time, energy, and effort either feeling bad about where we are or working to do what we think they have done to get what they have got.

If there are people you admire, there's nothing wrong with seeking out information from them - getting some advcie to see if they have any strategies, tips, tools that you can use to improve your situation. However, if your comparisons lead you to get off track with your own goals, feel bad about who you are or what you've accomplished, you need to immediately stop focusing on them and start focusing on you.

As we work on designing the life we truly want to live, it's important that we learn from those with green grass, but stay true to our authenic goals and our own authentic self.

As the RADICAL Success Coach, Doreen Rainey helps her clients take charge of their professional and personal life. She is the founder of the Get RADICAL Women's Conference with Jillian Michaels and Niecy Nash. For more information about the 2011 conference, visit the website. Registration is now open!

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