“Is a little jealousy good?” or “Can a little jealousy lead to an enormous fire of envy?” There are some that may answer “YES” to the first question, while others may answer “YES” to the second. For me, I try to stay away from the temptation of comparison, because I know what “a little comparison” can do. Yes, I do believe that you have to learn how to celebrate others and yet understand that their celebration has no effect on who you are. Another person’s successes do not define me, while my failures do not make them better than me and vice versa. We all have the choice of either envying or evolving. I can waste time comparing my blog, my social media, my looks, my money, and everything about my life to people who probably is not living the same life or lie I am. (Sometimes we can portray a life to others that is not real.) Or I can continue evolving into that woman that I will be proud of. During that process, I have to continue to love who I am, and appreciate where I am at. Even if I am not at my desired level in life, I am working towards it instead of looking at everyone else around me.
Have I run across people who are doing things that I dream of doing one day? Of course. Seeing them prosper do push me to keep going, but I also had those moments of “jealousy”. When that ugly thing pop up, I have to remind myself that I AM NOT THOSE PEOPLE, but I can master BEING ME. Yes, ME still have a chance to live the life that I envisioned for myself. (Or better yet I rather trade my vision for God’s because usually His Plans are MIND BLOWING….No need for envy!)
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