Her success is not your failure.
Ladies, I want you to think of a woman in your life you consider your equal or one you look up to. Ok. Something amazing happens to her…
- A promotion at work.
- She’s able to remodel her home or buy a new one.
- She can finally fit in a smaller pair of jeans.
Are you happy for her? Genuinely? I’m sure you are. You’re a good person with a big heart.
Now how do you feel about it? Are you motivated by her successes? Or are you silently tearing yourself down because you weren’t able to achieve the same? Or worse, bad mouthing that woman who has had a great thing happen to her.
While we should always, always be ourselves and strive to be better than the person we were the day before, there’s nothing wrong with being motivated by the things others do and have. A little healthy competition…
Don’t let the successes of others make you feel you have failed. Your paths are different and achievements will be too. Instead, let them motivate you. Let her success drive you closer to your goals.
Plus, her success gives you a reason to celebrate! Congratulate her then pick her brain on how she can help you reach your goal. Then celebrate that!
Low on motivation? I have plenty of it right here every Monday =)