Until you go over there and realize it is Astroturf.
As a young man in my late teens, I started getting into construction. I would test and evaluate the trades and see what would fit.
Electrical, concrete, framing, roofing, and landscaping. I kept going around till I saw something that fit me.
Eventually, I ended up in heavy equipment, and the rest of the story is history, or is it?
10 years into my career and building the company into where it is now, I started getting bored. This is the best job in the world, isn’t it? It is so why did I have this feeling of missing out? Like there was something better out there?
I started talking to other contractors who were at a higher level than me and seeing what they were doing with their life. It looked like they had it all. It looked like they made it.
I want to make it, I want to succeed, and I want to win.
That began my utter and almost complete downfall, which I will detail in a later blog.
The point is that I was already winning. I wanted to leave my lush green pastures for another pasture that looked greener and lusher than mine.
I already had a house, a beautiful family, and a successful business. ” I am healthy and have made peace with the Creator. What else do I need?
I could always use a second home and a boat, and not working anymore would be nice… oh there is always the, “If I had (fill in the blank), then I would be happy” scenario.
Why can’t I stay content? This is the heart of man, always chasing the wind.
There is nothing wrong with setting goals and crushing life but at what cost?
Nothing is free, pursuing achievement and success costs you the most important asset: Time.
How much time: are you willing to spend to get to where you want to be?
When you finally get to where you want to be, will you be content with where you are, or will you keep searching for the next green pasture?
There is a time to move on, and there is a time to stay and reflect and count your blessings.
That green pasture you are looking at in the distance might have someone there looking at where you are, thinking the same thing.