I am not sure what it is with some people and not being able to be truly happy for another person. To some degree it seems some people who are working towards their own goals have a hard time watching others reach theirs. I hear so many times the comparison game when talking about either their own success or others. I hear others say things like “some of you will never get it because….”, why do we do this? Does it make it easier in our heads when we see another succeeding while we are still striving for something more?
You know what I feel like helps a lot when trying to reach your own personal goals? Being openly happy for others and their own accomplishments. No matter how hard you might be working to obtain your own goal, another’s success will not lessen yours. There is room for everyone to achieve those things in which we are working for, or would like to work for. Making everything into a competition, even if in your own head is not amazing for your quality of life or those around you. The only person you should truly be in completion with is you. Be better than you once were, don’t care what another person is doing or achieving. And if you really can’t shake thinking about another person and their success, look into that. See what it is that is truly bothering you. That has nothing to do with them and their journey, that is something you need to enternaly work on for you. Being truly happy and encouraging to others will help you grow as a person. It will make your journey lighter, too. Also keeping others around who push you to be a better you, and help you to keep a positive mindset are huge in your personal journey. It is ok to move away from those who might hinder you and your growth. You can still love and care for them but if you can feel backward steps being made while keeping them in your circle it is time to step back.
Just try this for a week or two, see how different it makes you feel and will in turn help you to reach your goals. Put out what you wish to receive.