What Your Jealousy Is Really Telling You…

DO YOU EVER FEEL JEALOUS?

Jealousy is a strong emotion that most people feel ashamed of. It pops up when we least expect it and often over things that feel out of our control.

But what if jealousy was another piece of information that you could really use? What if the next time that feeling popped up, instead of shaming yourself about it, you actually took a moment to listen to what it is saying to you?

Maybe it’s telling you that you need to reevaluate your goals. Maybe it’s telling you something very important about your vision for your life. Maybe it’s telling you there is something you need to give up or clean out.

Recently I found myself feeling jealous of someone at the gym. I was watching her make huge progress on something I’ve been working on as well, and, BAM, I was jealous. I wanted what she had, and it didn’t feel like I was getting any closer.

So I took a look at what I was doing to get there and realized if I wanted what she was getting, I needed to change the way I was going about it. I needed to be proactive and start making choices that reflected what I wanted. (In case you are wondering, I really want to be able to do a strict pull-up.)

So instead of keeping my fingers crossed that I would get it, and just trying every few days or so, I put a program in place that helps me do it. I need to be consistent. I need to be focused. And most importantly, I need to recognize that the things I want aren’t just magically going to appear.

What *will* appear is the way to get there…one choice at a time, one idea at a time, one inspiration at a time, one tiny step at a time.

So, what brings up jealous feelings for you and what does is that jealousy *really* telling you??

 

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