Envy vs Admiration

One of the best ways to succeed is surrounding yourself with successful or talented people. You should make friends with them, like them and learn from them, however, do not ever admire them.

Instead, envy them.

They are more successful than you. By envying them, you have a great motivation to learn harder and work harder with the hope that someday you will be in their league.
On the other hand, you admire somebody only when in deep down of your mind, you know that it is impossible for you to be like them. In other words, you admit your own defeat.

Given a group of people that you wish you had their successes:
If you envy all of them then this is the best case. It means you will be like them someday.
The second case, if you admire them while still are little jealous. This is worse but still ok. You still have some chances to be like them.
Lastly, if you truly admire them without even a smallest envy, then, my friend, you are doomed forever.



Filed under Self-Development

4 responses to “Envy vs Admiration

  1. mouli

    I loved your all your articles and enjoyed reading them… good work.
    Wish you write more…All the best.


  2. Envy is not from God, same with jealousy. He hates jealous and envious people. He mentioned that to the bible not only once, but numerous times. Do not ever “Envy” successful people. Proverbs 14:30 (KJV) A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones”.
    James 3: 14-16 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.
    There is more and more and more. Seek the words of God, he is the only Truth, and you will gain more Knowledge and True Wisdom.
    Peace be with you.

  3. Son of man

    Hello children of the one true living God, please pray that you will be accounted worthy to escape the hour of temptation that is going to come upon the entire world. And pray that you will also be accounted worthy to stand in the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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