Every day on my way to work I pass cows eating grass in the fields of lovely Livermore, CA. Every morning there is always at least one cow who has decided that the grass on the other side of the fence is greener and sticks his (or her) head through it. It is interesting because like cows, humans don’t want to be constrained by choices and when obstacles are put in our way we always seem to want to break through them. When I see the cows stretching their necks through the barbed wire fencing I always ask myself “I wonder if the the grass that cow is eating on the other side of the fence is really that much different (or better) than the grass inside their enclosure?
Ask someone what they want and chances are they will respond with “I don’t care”. Tell someone what they are going to do and more than likely they are going to tell you their opinion on the matter when a moment ago they did not care. Try it next time you are deciding where to go to lunch as a group. You always get the standard “I don’t know” any time someone is asked where they want to go but when you recommend sushi isn’t it interesting how they suddenly change their mind and say “how about McDonald’s?
If you are working you probably think what it would be like to work for another company. If you are in a relationship you probably ask yourself what it would be like to be in a relationship with someone else. I can go on but the point is if you aren’t happy today you probably won’t be happy tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong though if you have an obstacle from stopping you from being happy, moooove that obstacle and be happy!