Having It ALL: Conversations about living an Abundant Loving Life

Envying Others' Successes

April 28, 2017

In today's episode I'm sharing something that I am working on doing less of in my life, and that's envying others successes. It's been something that happens almost automatically at times. I might see someone who has more money than I do, a [seemingly] more in tact family than I do, has achieved more business success than I have, and the gut reaction I have is slight envy. I want what they have. 

I do this knowing full well how risky it is to build a story about someone else's perceived "successes", without knowing anything about that person.

I'm guilty of if, and in today's episode we're exploring that.

The episode was inspired by a conversation I was having with a listener. We were talking about our families and upbringings, and both of us have parents who are doctors. In what I feel is a pretty fascinating parallel, despite both of our families having an outward appearance of American Success (middle to upper middle class, parents who are doctors, living in the burbs), we both remember our families struggling financially. 

On the surface we had the things that many label successes, but the truth was that our families were having trouble putting food on the table. 

That same day I was engaging in an online business group I'm a part of, and a member posed the question "Of businesses who report making $1,000,000 in revenue, how much of that do you think is profit?"

Again it made me think about the outward story vs the inward truth. 

 

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