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How is Jealousy Hurting You?

Jealousy, in my opinion, is a very dangerous emotion. I would like to think that I have removed jealousy from my life, but it hasn’t always been that way. I remember getting out of college and being jealous of my friends who had better paying jobs and nicer cars. I used to be jealous of people who had the time and money to take nice vacations to exotic places.

Over time I realized that being jealous of what other people have or do is totally nonproductive and does nothing to improve my life in any way. When I spent time envying what other people had I became caught up in my emotional energy and never did anything to improve my situation.

Eventually, I came to the conclusion that I shouldn’t be jealous about what someone else has, but I should be happy and excited about it. The reality is that if that person was able to acquire whatever it was that I was admiring then that meant I could figure out how to get it too. I turned my jealousy into positive energy and used it as a creative force to help me achieve that goal for myself.

I ask you to think about jealousy in your life. What is it that makes you jealous or envious? How is that hurting your happiness and productivity? Most importantly, how can you turn your jealousy into positive energy to bring you closer to your desires?

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