The Scenario: Are you capable of being happy for your co-worker when he or she receives the promotion you thought you should have? What about being selflessly supportive when the person closest to you has focused their attentions toward someone else? Both instances need strong self-awareness.
Can celebrating others help you overcome jealousy?
We will define jealousy as having resentment toward the successes or advantages of another person. This state of being is rooted in negative emotion and cannot be displayed by one distinct behavior or reaction. There are several reasons for resentment or jealousy.
Types of Jealousy
- Romantic: When the attentions of a partner are directed toward someone else.
- Power: More attention directed toward one employee of a similar position to another.
- Family: Lack of attention from a family member or more attention toward a family member.
- Friend: Comparing two friends and giving one more attention than the other.
The Insight: To celebrate others and learn to overcome jealousy, it’s important to know, wholeheartedly, that the attentions, recognition or praise toward another has no actual bearing on you as an individual. You will have the confidence to understand that when you have presented your best self at all times. Celebrating others stems from a positive emotion, therefore it is impossible to be jealous when doing so.
Can you celebrate others despite your jealousy?
Creating Positive Perspectives for Life