Not a day goes by when one of my friends working in a cushy job does not complain about their work and how they want to take the plunge and start their ‘own’ thing. At the same time, entrepreneurs are constantly battling the ever increasing pressures of a startup and sometimes think they need to go back to a ‘normal’ job to find balance! I find this disequilibrium fascinating.
This inner conflict felt by many, clearly proves right the age old adage that the grass is always greener on the other side! At the end of the day, we are all really looking for a greater degree of fulfillment in our lives. The angst of being stuck in a job where there is no growth or learning curve is however felt by many and very few are able to take the plunge to do something about it.
In the end, the grass will always be greener on the other side irrespective of which side you are on , what is important to understand, is that the true compass is within each one of us. What we are really looking for is a satisfactory level of fulfillment and contentment within our work. Once we find that, the grass being greener on the other side does not matter anymore.