Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Envy Causes Blindness

Short and to the point today, but I'm gonna steal something from our pastor's sermon on Sunday.

"To envy the success and talents of others is to deny the gifts and potential in ourselves."

Envy makes us blind to our own abilities, all we have accomplished, and all we will accomplish. We have to ask ourselves what talents we possess and what might we achieve if we refocus our energy. After all, our success is not defined by another's - it is unique to each and every one of us!

"Spunky" is following her own path - how about you?

6 comments:

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Me too. Witcha all the way, Spunky.

GREAT photo, btw.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Good stuff, Marvin!

And by photo, if you mean the book cover, that was a trick I learned from Ellen Hopkins. She said to always use a book cover as an icon.

Morgan Mandel said...

I'll have to remember that next time I get jealous of someone.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com
http://www.morganmandel.com

Beth Groundwater said...

And finding joy in your friends' successes is the best way to forge those links that will result in your own success!

Success is not a zero-sum game; there's plenty of room for us all to meet our goals (though we can't all be President ;) ).

lucia said...

A great site, with a lot of helpful resources. I'll look forward to following you everyday.
All best, Lucia

Joey Hill said...

Too true!! We want what someone else has got, their success, and we don't see the wood for the trees that we've got our own path to follow.
Great, great website!
All the best
Jo