Is it possible that something negative as being jealous can be turned into something positive and productive?
Wiki says, “Jealousy is an emotion, and the word typically refers to the thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, concern, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of status or something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a human connection. Jealousy often consists of a combination of emotions such as anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness, and disgust.”
This strong emotion usually connotes something negative and destructive. However, Maggie Georgopoulos, author of “Up the Ladder in A Skirt: Solidifying Your Leadership, One Bold Step at a Time” transformed this negative emotion into something positive and productive in her latest article with SheSavvy.
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In her article ‘The Little Green Monster is at it Again!’, Maggie specified the Three (3) key reasons why we should embrace and learn to grow from jealousy, they are:
- Know why it exists– know what you are jealous of and the reason behind that jealousy.
- Be open about it in a positive way– when you spread the word that you are jealous of something and act on it positively, help may come your way to get you that thing you are jealous of.
- Focus it forward– when jealousy strikes, look forward not backward. Do not focus on what you are inadequate of, rather channel your energy to discover what is with others that you do not currently have and learn from them.
For Maggie, being jealous is a good thing, if we use it in a right why.
She added, “At the end of the day, negative is merely the perspective you used to look at something. Just as light and dark are two equally important sides of a coin, so too is positive and negative. The question is… are you going to expend your energy in a productive way from your jealousy?”
Learn how to turn these little green monsters into something positive HERE.
We are “positively jealous”! Great article, Maggie!
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