“Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”
Yep – I well remember being there. Not only bought that particular tee-shirt but wore it many times. And I’ve seen – and continue to see – many others do the same, jumping to the next best “thing” (job, opportunity, deal, investment, relationship, etc.).
And, they are so excited about it…until they decide it wasn’t right for them and they move; even jump along to the next. Typically, with the same results.
I enjoyed Paul’s saying so much that I posted it on my Facebook page, where one person commented, “Yes, but a change of scenery can be very refreshing.”
And, she is right. A change of scenery is not only refreshing; in certain circumstances, it’s the correct choice to make.
However, I believe Paul’s point was that – assuming, in terms of personal growth and development, we are not at the level we believe we should be – if we don’t first change ourselves (i.e., build a better self) then no matter where we go, who we meet, whatever new situation we find ourselves in, we’re still going to have the same basic problem…ourselves.
Once we change ourselves, then sure, new scenery, based on a well-thought out decision, may bring with it new opportunities for growth and expansion.
Question: have you – at some time in your life – fallen into the “grass is greener” mindset when the correct course of action was simply to improve your own lawn? How are you doing with that now? When you make an outside change, do you see a difference in results based on the internal changes you’ve made? Please share your thoughts and experiences with us.