I love this quote by Geoffrey Abert: “Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.” I think it’s true.
As we prepare to give a teleconference on jealousy and envy it strikes me that both of those feelings emerge from a feeling of lack — either I think someone has what I want, or I’m afraid of losing what I think belongs to me. Nether of those are prosperous thoughts.
Maybe the next time I’m envious or jealous of someone else, I can take stock of what I have and appreciate it more. Maybe gratitude is a good antidote to envy.