When you behold the success of others; what first comes to mind? Are you truly happy for them? Or is there a twinge of resentment? Does your admiration come with a begrudging side order of covetous? Remember, when you squeeze what you think is an orange and lemon juice comes out, you must face the reality you are holding a lemon, not an orange and if you don’t want to go through life as a lemon, you have some inner work to do.

If you find it in you to have honest happiness for others’ well-earned achievements, then you also have the opportunity to study their methods, learn their process and to whatever extent applicable, use them as a role model on your own path to mastery, to create your own successes. The cross application across disciplines of methods of achieving mastery is greater than you might think, one of the best books I’ve read was ‘The Mental Game of Baseball’ by H. A. Dorfman.

Closing Quotes:

“Envy is the ulcer of the soul.” – Socrates

“Don’t be envious. Be inspired.” – Thibaut 

“He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” – Buddha

“It is never wise to seek or wish for another’s misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.” – Charley Reese

“We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.” – Dorothy Day

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier