Why is it that we as a people get jealous when we see someone progressing in a positive way in life? Why don’t we celebrate in other people’s success as much as we should? Why do we see the success of others and begin to feel bad about where we are in life?
We should be encouraged and inspired by others. Rather than hate on the next man, be encouraged. Allow their success to inspire you to go that much harder. If its possible for them, why not for you. Use it as motivation, rather than jealousy. They’ve been allotted the same 24 hours in a day as you. And although we all face different struggles and difficulties, we can all overcome them. It’s up to us. Things don’t happen overnight and we can’t expect them to. We shouldn’t feel bad about where we are because we feel like someone is a little further along. Learn to do what you can, with what you have, where you are. If you can’t make the best of where you currently are, there’s no way you can move forward in life.
You don’t know what it took for a person to get where they are. Don’t get so caught up in the reward without thinking about the process. We all have to face our own personal struggles to get to where we’re supposed to be.
As I jotted down my thoughts, this quote came to mind…