The term “FOMO” has become a real thing for my generation.
It’s been defined as the “fear of missing out”. I think it’s safe to say we can always assume there’s something we’re missing out on, we can’t be everywhere all the time, but never before have we had such a visual reminder of all those things. Social media makes it really easy to see just how green the grass is on the other side.
Cool things are happening everywhere right now, but don’t forget that those things can happen right where you are right now too. I mean, you’re right where you are, aren’t you? Neil Barringham says “the grass is greener where you water it” which, to us, translates into enough focusing on the other side of the fence and let’s start taking care of the garden around ourselves.
It takes a great intent to grow where you’re planted. It involves being grateful for where you are. It involves no longer blaming everyone and everything for where you woke up today. It involves deciding to make where you are the best it can be with love and focus. It doesn’t mean you have to be anywhere forever. Our lives tend to run through seasons just like the weather. But today, while you’re standing right where you’re standing, don’t miss an opportunity to be better, make things better, live happier.
If that’s you, make your intent to grow where you’re planted.
What do you want to see grow in your life?