Why do I still feel this way?
The other day I was scrolling down my Facebook feed when I saw a friend of mine post a picture of his first car purchase… I immediately felt belittled.
I felt inadequate… but most of all – JEALOUS (not envy).
But then it hit me – I don’t even like to DRIVE!
Have you ever caught yourself feeling that you were dealt the unfortunate hand when see your other friends succeeding?
“Why can’t I have that?” you say to your self.
We keep comparing our behind-the-scenes to other people’s highlight reels.
And damn is this unhealthy.
What is the best way to deal with it?
The answer is in the quote – comparison.
Comparing yourself in admiration to others is fine. If you strive to be the best in the world one day, then it is good to look at the best and see where you stand.
But the healthiest way (as cheesy as it sounds) is to compare yourself to your past.
This solves the huge “I’ll be happy when I…” problem as well.
Don’t sabotage yourself by delaying your happiness everytime you see something (or someone) that other’s have.
Instead you should look back:
Really. Think about how far you’ve come.
You should be proud and grateful.
There is no merit in jealousy.
SO BE GRATEFUL (but don’t forget to go for gold too)