Envy: Daily Inspiration: June 29, 2012

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Good Friday to you!

Today’s word is Envy.

Wikipedia defines envy "as a resentful emotion that occurs when a person lacks another's (perceived) superior quality, achievement or possession and wishes that the other lacked it."

I don't necessarily agree with that entire definition.  Envy, to me, is not always resentful.  Many times if I see someone with something (material) that I would like to have, I can be envious of that person for having it without being resentful that that person has it.  I also don't feel that the other person should lack that possession or achievement.

There's a good chance that person deserves what they have and for good reason.  If they don't deserve it and they have something, oh well.

“Envy can be a positive motivator.  Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want."


    ~ Robert Bringle

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David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Jeffrey, I agree - envy should inspire us to work harder. Thanks for a great, motivating post!

Jun 29, 2012 09:39 AM #1
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL

Totally true envy can be great and can motivate us to work and try harder. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Have a great Friday.

Jun 29, 2012 09:48 AM #3
Richard and Beth Witt
RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com - Massapequa, NY
Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY

I love this quote: “Envy can be a positive motivator.  Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want." and I could not agree with it more than I do...

Have a Happy Day!

Jun 29, 2012 02:23 PM #4
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