The Hidden Power in Jealousy
“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
I couldn’t believe it at first, but jealousy, when used properly, can be an extremely powerful emotion! Now I know how unorthodox that may sound, especially considering how often the word is used negatively, but spend sometime thinking about it. Why do people get jealous anyway? Maybe it’s the success of a friend, that new car a neighbor bought, or even seeing potential in others and not ourselves. The reason we get jealous doesn’t really matter. You want to know a secret? Its okay! Embrace it! Jealousy is a human emotion for a reason. But instead of drowning in your jealousy, learn how to convert this emotion into motivation!
You feel others are doing better than you, use that for motivation to get off your ass and change your life! Don’t hate them for their success, praise them, love them! You never know what a person went through to get where they are in life.
Ultimately , jealousy is just a form of comparison between what you don’t have and what you desire. Your life is in your hands, you have the power to change it. Now act on it!