2007 is in it's closing weeks, and 2008 is fast approaching. Many people start to think about what their "New Year's Resolution" will be. It's a nice thought, but I've noticed that many people miss the point entirely.
Jealousy is a very poisonous emotion. It
will eat away at your self-esteem, friendships, family, and can destroy
everything that you've worked hard to create in your life. The irony is
that Jealousy arises from someone's attempt to protect the very things
that it destroys! There is very little good that jealousy can
...but you still have authority over it. Despite how much money you may or may not have, it is only a tool. Just like a hammer. As with any tool, if you misuse it, you'll probably get hurt at some point. So the question becomes, "how do I learn to effectively use this tool?"
When we are on the brink of getting what
we've worked years to obtain, we tend to begin to doubt ourselves. We
look at all that we've accomplished, and at others who are already
where we want to be, and begin to imagine that what we've gone through
is much too little to be successful at our new station in life.
We all face moments in our lives where
we are frustrated with things in general. Those moments when we realize
that we have been giving our best and have either not made progress
towards our goals, or have made such little progress as it seems to
make no difference. Yet there is something that we all need to realize,
that what we are feeling is based on our own point of view.
Often life events cause us to feel like
failure. It doesn't matter if we saw it coming or not, we still have
the same emotions. It's difficult to comprehend why such things happen
and how we can cope, but we've already proven that we're not a failure,
simply by acknowledging the life event.