My senior class of high school I had a government class with Mr. Morrison. Up above the chalkboard he had this picture of a field that was divided into 4 different pastures by fences. There was one cow in each of the 4 pastures. It was a humorous picture because each one of the cows stuck its neck in between the wires to eat the grass on the neighboring cows pasture instead of eating the grass in their own pasture.
I stared at that picture a lot in high school and I have never forgotten it. It seemed so silly because the grass was all the same land in the picture, just divided by the fences. But for some reason each of those cows were willing to stick their neck out to eat from their neighbor's grass because they thought it must be better than their own. Apparently the cows didn’t understand their situation because they couldn't see the big picture like I could.
The analogy applies to so many things in life. For instance, have you ever heard the expression "the grass is greener on the other side." But the truth is, the grass is green wherever you water it. Things in your life that are thriving, such as relationships or opportunities, will be the ones that you spend time cultivating like a garden.
Figure out what you want in your garden and then set your actions on making it the best garden ever. That is success!