Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The grass is gravel!

Is the grass ever really greener on the other side of the fence?

Nine out of ten times we change stuff for something better only to find out it wasn't better at all. Be sure of what you've got before you upgrade, shift gears or jump the fence.

A mindset that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence hits you twice:

  • It means you may not be grateful for what you have got.
  • It means you have set up an expectation racket with the new person or thing.

Comparisons only lead to disappointment.

Love the one your with.

Tidy up your own backyard.

The grass on the other side is probably not as green as yours and even if looks green it's probably gravel.


Matt Church

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1 comment:

  1. Nice reflection again Matt. When people talk to me about their concerns with their financial adviser and desire to switch I always tell them to first have that conversation with their existing adviser. I recommend they talk to their adviser about what they expect and what they feel they are getting, and not getting.

    Of course, I'd often love to have them as my planning clients and blow their socks off. But I know that they first need to get clear on their expectations and be comfortable expressing them. Otherwise I suspect I could end up being the next adviser they whinge about because there's an unstated expectation I have not met.