How to Celebrate the Success of Others Well
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We can’t talk about how to celebrate others without admitting the dark side of why this is such a challenge… Jealousy.
Ew! No one wants to admit that they struggle with jealousy, do they?
I think jealousy is a particularly challenging emotion to own up to because it feels like we’re showing all our cards. We expose not only our insecurities but also our pride and selfishness--all at once. Yikes!
But I’ll say it to you straight: jealousy is an emotion I know well.
I don’t know if I'm just more comfortable being honest about my struggle with envy, or if I actually do experience it more than the average person (supposedly Enneagram 8’s are prone to jealousy, and that’s my type).
What I do know is that jealousy is a common emotion that can pop up very quickly if I’m not in a healthy place.
I’ve experienced first hand how detrimental jealousy can be to personal success and genuine connectedness with others.
And because I know how harmful it is, I’ve been working to fight against it for years.
The first step? Admitting it.
That’s usually a good first step, it seems!
Once we accept that our emotional response is based on insecurity and comparison, rather than the excuses we use to mask jealousy, we can actually begin the work of finding true freedom from this limiting mental state.
Doing so is what allows us to celebrate the success of others without doubting our own worth. It frees us to run our own race, full speed ahead.
So in this episode, we’re talking about how you can move past jealousy and comparison so that you can spur others on towards growth and build genuine community.
I’d love to hear how you have worked to defeat jealousy in your own life. Share your experience in the comments below!
P.S. One of the main reasons we experience jealousy is feeling uncertain about our future or having a lack of clarity about our goals. We start to compare our progress to others and self-doubt creeps in.
If this sounds like something you’re experiencing, career coaching is a great antidote! If you want to learn more about how career coaching can help you develop clarity, confidence, and success, reach out to set up a free consultation call!