Cory Miller, CEO of iThemes and a good friend of mine, just posted a great article about Imposter Syndrome’s partner in crime: Jealousy.
I had gotten consumed in seeing other people succeed with less effort and honesty, by taking shortcuts, getting more acclaim and traction while we toiled without our proper due. And I was mad. I felt it wasn’t fair. I felt we were justly entitled to that success. So I grumbled. I groaned. I got angry.
And it affected everything in my life and business. It crippled our progress and prosperity.
Sadly, it took maybe a year of this self-inflicted misery and self-sabotage, to realize and fully embrace one simple yet ironic truth about it all:
It’s not about them.
It was never about them. And it should never have been about them.
Cory goes on to talk about how to turn that jealousy around and become a more productive, successful person.
Check out the post, it’s definitely worth a read: Jealousy Is Sabotaging Your Prosperity.