Burned out, checked out, numbed out? Don’t be counted out and so quick to get out!
The old adage that the grass is greener on the other side is a nice line, but it fails to define what is over on the other side once we get there. But if we do decide to leave for greener pastures… it’s wise to note, it may not be as green as we thought, nor will we have the tools of perspective or experience that we had on the previous side. So we end up in a new thing with old baggage and a whole host of new challenges we didn’t see, most of which are exactly like the one’s we left on the original side. To be blunt, the “other side” as we call it, is often a mirage, an illusion that something new will mean something great, and that change will magically remove obstacles and will somehow drive new character traits - it rarely does. Let’s face it, tough times are notorious for tempting us with the distraction of “I think I need to move to the next thing in life.” But if we measured the amount of time we spent fantasizing about “the next thing,” we’d discover the actual reason why our “current situation” is in the shape it’s in. Distraction is a liability to the present. And if we took the time that we wasted on distraction and applied that time and focus to what is now, the grass on this side would get watered immediately, and would become greener before you know it. Don’t get me wrong, contemplating the future isn’t all bad. But when daydreaming distracts you from being responsible with the present, not only will you lose sight of what’s possible, your current dream will likely become the nightmare it was never meant to be.
Maximize present circumstances and see what is possible today.
Am I giving my present circumstances the commitment they deserve?
Is daydreaming about change causing my current realities to suffer?