“Feeling envious, looking at others with a sense of envy is enough to turn us green.” #bgdtcoaching.
There are days in which it seems the world is against us. No matter what we do, others have already done it better, quicker and so on. Possibly all we can do is give up and accept we are feeling envious.
Yet as much as such days are normal from time to time for all of us – defining ‘normal’ in a non-scientific way – if we are honest we know our life consists not just of bad days. When feeling envious it is easy to forget the great things in our life. Unfortunately the wonderful days we usually live fade easily from our memory when we are feeling envious.
Nevertheless, they exist and, all things being equal, will return again. If we so choose, we might direct the emotions created when feeling envious into a positive activity. Maybe one in which, even if without an immediate return, has the potential to cheer us at a later date. Losing the moment by moaning about the supposed unfairness of life is, of course, another option we have.
Thanks for connecting here today and reading this ‘Feeling envious‘ post.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).