Don't Be Jealous - Be InspiredWritten by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, PhD
When we see people do things we cannot do, or have things we don't have, it might be tempting to be a little jealous. But, jealousy doesn't lead to anything except resentment, and that isn't going to help you. Instead of being jealous of others, focus on being inspired. Let success of others move you forward toward your own success. After all, people who are doing things you want to do or have things you want are examples of what is possible for you.
When I see people doing things I want to do, I become inspired. After all, if one person can do it, it can be done. Those people ahead of me are setting a great example of what is possible. I don't get jealous - I get inspired. I look at those who are doing what I want to do as trailblazers. I am thankful to them because they provide examples and paths to follow. It doesn't mean I have to do exactly what they do, but it gives me clues as to what works. I can still do success my own way, but it sure is great to have examples to reference.
People Are Who They Want To BeWritten by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, PhD
Choice isn't always a matter of being able to choose what happens to us. Life happens, and often without any say from us. However, our circumstances do not determine who we become. Only we have choice to determine that. Everyone is who he or she wants to be, regardless of what one might think. We all have choices and each choice leads to creation of who we are.
There is a great quote that states, "Everybody's a self-made man; but only successful ones are ever willing to admit it.". It does seem that we are more than willing to take credit for success we have become in life, but less willing to own areas where we are not so successful. The credit for those areas that are not so perfect seem to be reserved for our childhood, parents, a bad boss, spouse and on and on. However, in end only, we can determine how people and events in our lives will affect us. We can let them drag us down or we can use them as building blocks for a strong personal foundation.