5. Jealousy lies about the price of success.
When you’re jealous of what others have accomplished, you’re only seeing the results of their success, not the process or the costs of getting there.
We don’t realize that they probably labored for years in obscurity before hitting the big time or making good money.
Jealousy says that we should be enjoying those results, too, but it’s a lie unless we have also put in the work.
6. Jealousy lies about the importance of your emotions.
We are all emotional creatures, but we can’t be ruled by emotions. Otherwise, we would never get anything accomplished.
Just because you feel jealous doesn’t mean that it’s helpful or even valid.
We all must learn the discipline of setting our emotions of jealousy, laziness, and fear, and just get down to work.
7. Jealousy lies about your influence.
Jealousy likes to diminish our success in our own eyes. It makes us forget about the things we have achieved and the hurdles we have climbed.
But the truth is that there are people in your circle who are jealous of you. They wish they had your skill, position, accomplishments, or success. No matter who you are, you have some level of influence.
Instead of spending emotional energy being jealous, we can focus on helping others to achieve our level of success, whatever it may be.
It’s been said that the best medicine is prevention. When you understand how jealousy can be such a destructive force in your life, you can take measures to curb its influence.
Don’t play the comparison game. Your life is yours alone to live, and your only true competitor is your own potential.
What are some ways you have overcome jealousy in your life?
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Written by Kent Sanders
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