Have you ever decided to do something – a goal you wanted to achieve, whether it is physical, emotional, financial or otherwise – and started working on it like mad, just to see how, all of a sudden, everyone started doing it like it’s just another part of life? While you’re working yourself to death – body, mind, and soul – everyone else is just doing what you dream about as though there’s nothing to it? I think we’ve all been there, and it is difficult to not let the green-eyed monster in…
“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist
Imagine for a moment that you are 40lbs overweight, living in suburbia, but you dream of an healthy, alternative lifestyle on a Greek Isle. Every morning you drag your tired bones out of bed, exercise, eat healthy, and think good thoughts and save up every cent to make your dream come true, while your neighbor jets off to Greece for a week… But you wish her all the best, because she’s the sweetest person and really to nice to be envied. Besides, you know how toxic envy can be.
So, what do you do? Why does this even happen? [Read more…]