The grass is greener on the other side.
Yep, I couldn’t agree more.
I always dreamed of hanging out with the big dog pro skiers and becoming the best skier I possibly could.
But the truth of the matter is that it is human nature to get used to what we have, and want more.
Think about the stock market for example, it is run completely by greed and fear.
Because regardless of how quickly someone achieves their goals, they just come up with new goals and want to accomplish the next thing.
I always think back to some of my biggest goals in skiing when I first started. It was to just be able to hit most features in the park.
A pretty straightforward goal that I was able to achieve quickly.
But each year I set new goals that are larger and more complicated. This makes me forget what I have already accomplished since I am focused on the next goal at hand.
Sooner or later anyone who sticks with their goals can surpass them, and go further than they ever could have imagined before they started.
To combat this I try to live in the moment and to be grateful for everything.
This is quite a bit harder than it sounds……..
Or I think about if I wasn’t able to make a living doing what I do, and skiing as often as I do.
This makes me appreciate what I have, and where I have gone.
The older I get, the more I realize how fast life starts to go, and how I always think that other people have it better than me.
But then I go live life like them, and I just find a new group of people that I think have it better than me, so I copy what they do.
The cycle is endless and vicious.
But fortunately understanding this is the most important step, and then spending my energy being grateful for what I do have is always the best way to live a fulfilling and joyful life.