Why Can’t We Celebrate Another’s Success?

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness2 Comments

I was saddened to see the news today about Lance Armstrong.  You can read about it on his page and here.

I haven’t been a follower of cycling or Lance’s career.  I am however a fan of seeing people succeed.  It moves me deeply to see someone achieve their dreams and for them to also do something good with that success is beautiful.  I’m so sad that Lance has lost all of his achievements.

Why can’t we celebrate another person’s success?  Why do we instead only want to cut them down and try to find fault.  “Ah-Ha!  I knew you were no good.”  How terrible does that feel?  It’s so much more fulfilling and inspiring to celebrate with them and cheer them on.  It takes less energy to be positive and supportive than it does to be negative and miserable.

It’s okay if you feel jealous!  Jealousy means that you want what that person has in your own life.  So instead of doing something detestable with your jealousy, use it to positively create what you want in your own life.  Positively!

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ~ Dalai Lama

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