Have you ever feel like you need a change?
Perhaps, you think you’d do well if you jump the fence.
Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho were two Liverpool players. Both were celebrated and assured of regular playing time at Liverpool. But a few years after, they opted to leave for greener pastures.
Jurgen Klopp did everything to persuade both players to stay with him. After all, they are both appreciated and celebrated by the club and fans. However, they turned deaf ears as both players left when they were needed most.
Emre Can joined Juventus, Italy, while Phil Coutinho left for Barcelona, Spain.
As usual, everyone moves on. But things were never the same for both players. They moved from being a first-team to a bit-part player at their respective clubs. To worsen the matter, Emre Can was not included in the Champions League squad for Juventus, Italy, and Phil Coutinho was offered to PSG, France, as part of Neymar deal before being shopped to Bayern Munich, Germany.
Although both won titles at their new clubs, they were never appreciated. In fact, they were only tolerated. Since they left, Liverpool has won the Uefa Championships League and Uefa Super Cup. An interesting part of the story, Coutinho claimed to have joined Barcelona to win the Uefa Champions League. However, he’s deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona.
What can we learn from this story?
The grass is not always greener on the other side. Sometimes, you might only need to embrace your present situation and see the positive side of life.
Are you tired of your work?
You don’t need to quit. Make more friends at work, go for lunch with colleagues, change your mindset towards your boss. Change your attitude towards work.
Happiness comes from fulfillment. Fulfillment comes from within. While you sit and complain about what you don’t have, appreciate the ones you have.
The grass is greener where you water it.