Have you ever seen a friend or family member surpass you to reach their goals, all the while you can’t seem to catch a break? During these times, jealousy really seems to rear it’s ugly had.
You’ll hear the bitter whispers of jealousy telling you that you’re not good enough. Jealousy will tell you that your friend is doing something wrong. Or you might hear jealousy tell you that your hard work doesn’t matter.
Jealousy is a dangerous emotion to keep around.
Why You Must Stop Jealousy
Our emotions can easily overtake our thoughts and begin to affect the way we act. Think about the last time you were angry or sad? Your actions changed based on those feelings most likely.
This is why jealousy is so dangerous.
It will seep into your thoughts and begin to control what you do. You’ll feel resentment towards those seeing success. You’ll feel shame for not being there. You’ll feel like lashing out because you deserve it more than they do.
Jealousy is a killer that must be stopped.
What Can You Do To Stop Jealousy?
When we begin asking ourselves this question, we can really begin to change the course of our lives. We can begin to impact lives and encourage others. This question is the key to solving the jealousy problem.
So, what can you do about jealousy? Give these 3 simple solutions a shot:
1. Speak positively of the one you’re jealous of: Our words are a lot like our thoughts. Words can begin to shift our mindset and get us on the right track.
Like the old saying
Fake it til you make it
Speaking positively of someone you’re jealous of can bring about feelings of joy and happiness, for yourself and for the person you’re speaking about.
Why not give this a try? See how speaking well of someone can change you more than it changes them.
2. Put more work into your hustle: Sometimes jealousy creeps in because it’s a reflection of what’s going on in our lives. We get jealous because we see someone having success and we want to be like them. Yet we haven’t been willing to put the work into our endeavors to make things pay off.
Look at what you’re doing. Are you working towards your hustle or are you simply along for the ride? Get into your hustle and do the work.
3. Find a way to help someone else: I’ve found that a lot of the times that I’ve become jealous is when I’ve focused too much on myself and my needs and not the needs of others. This self-focus makes me see everything that I’m missing.
When I change my focus from myself to serving others, my mind begins to change. I begin to see the world in another light.
Think about who you can help today. Then take action and go help them.
We’ve got to get over our feelings of jealousy. They’re holding us back. They’re making us angry. They’re killing us.
If you’re feeling jealous today, I have faith in you that you can overcome those feelings. So go out there and get over it!