“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” Harold Coffin
“If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape it would be the shape of a boomerang.” Charley Reese
“People that you envy hold the key to the things you “think” you are missing from your life.” Mastin Kipp
What does it feel like when you find yourself envious of another person? Does it move through your body filling it with light and positive energy? Do you say, “Ooo, yea I want more of that!”
Of course not!
Envy is a bitch and it works like a boomerang. We feed envy and it feeds us right back. If we allow it to nourish us enough, we become bitches too.
What is envy exactly? It is your ego’s attempt to make you feel not good enough, undervalued, unworthy and unloved. It’s the feeling that someone’s life or possessions are superior to your own.
Envy is a nasty trick of the ego and if we are not careful, it can consume us and sour our lives.
There is an up-side to envy, however…
The good thing about envy is that it is a blaring siren.
Envy shows us what we want.
I’ll say it again because it is just so dang juicy…Envy shows us what we want.
Envy is a clear, negative response to something we feel we are lacking in our own lives, and the only way it turns against us is when we don’t do anything with it. If we let it fester and sour inside of us it rots us from the inside out. If we pay attention to what triggers our envy we can use it to get what we most desire.
Here are 3 actionable steps to turning your envy into inspiration:
1.) Think about who you are envious of. Write it down. List who you envy and what you envy about them. Get honest and be specific.
2.) Write down two actions, one immediate and one ongoing that you can do to get what you want. And act on them! Don’t just think you can write them down and that’s good enough. Follow-through is key here.
3.) Thank and send mental blessings to the person you envy. Huuuuuh!?!? Yes, thank that person for showing you exactly what you want for yourself. Thank them for having the courage to go after what they want and in turn, inspiring you to do the same. By doing this you place this person beside you instead of opposite you. They become your comrade instead of your enemy.
Envy is going to come up. It’s what we choose to do with it that makes a difference. Choose a positive response and you will create positivity in that area you felt was lacking.
I would love to hear your own Envy to Inspiration steps. Create power with your words by sharing them in the comment section below.
Till Next Time Friends,