๐Ÿ† Water Your Own Grass

Grass is greenest where you water it the most. This is a powerful phrase to always remember.

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๐Ÿ’ญ ONE THOUGHT

One of my favorite all-time quotes is below:

โ€œThe grass is the greenest where you water it the most!โ€

- Author Unknown

We live in a world where it is easy to try and compare ourselves, our situation, our school, our team, or our community to something or someone else.

It is easy for all of us: Teachers, Coaches, Leaders, Athletes, or anyone for that matter, to think that it is "BETTER" at another school, on another team, in another community, another home, or in another situation.

When we focus on what we do not have, or when we focus on what we "think" others have, we create a Negative Mindset.

A Negative Mindset creates Negative Energy, which creates a Negative Focus.

It takes our focus off of what matters most.

The fact of the matter is that our attitude most often determines our happiness. Our thoughts become our actions.

If we feed the mindset that our life could be better somewhere else, it will be. It ALWAYS will be. And you will rarely be happy.

I see this so much in my role as a Principal and Coach. I am in constant contact with all sorts of people.

Whether it be parents, students, teachers, athletes, or anyone, the mindset they have determines their happiness.

However, if we feed the mindset that the "grass is greenest where we water it the most," then we take control over our surroundings, our experiences, our situation, and our life.

We put ourselves in control.

Starving Baker

This concept reminds me of the story of the โ€œStarving Baker."

A baker opened up a new bagel shop that became very popular in a very short time. Every morning the baker would get up in the early morning hours to get his bagels ready for the day. This continued for weeks and months. As the baker kept working these crazy hours to bake for others, he became so focused on making others happy, that he forgot to eat himself. He was starving himself. He became a starving baker.

Don't be a starving baker. Feed yourself first.

Focus on watering your own grass first.

And once you do, you will be so much better for yourself and for others. You will be able to see life in better terms. You will be happier.

You will be much more able to help and grow others.

Good Luck!

๐Ÿ“œ TWO QUOTES

"Leaders have to give time for relationships. But more demands will be placed on their time as they become more successful. So if a personโ€™s success is based on developing relationships, then they have to continually find new ways of getting it done."

- Coach K

"Champions keep playing until they get it right."

- Billie Jean King

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