13 Things by Amy Morin – Chapter 9

“They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success”

“You can’t have everything you want” (166).

Just like the Rolling Stones said, “You can’t always get what you want.” However, you do get what you need and what you work for. Sometimes it doesn’t seem this way. But if you don’t want to believe the Rolling Stones, know that God knows what you need and provides – even if it’s not exactly what you want. I hope you enjoy this post, realize you get what you need, and celebrate others successes along your happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤

“Behaving in a humble manner can do wonders for how you feel about yourself, as well as other people” (173).

Showing respect and excitement for someone else can change how you feel about yourself and others in a positive way. Who doesn’t want that?

“Surrounding yourself with others who are working hard to reach their goals can be good for you. You may gain motivation, inspiration, and information that can help you along your journey” (173).

Whether it’s fitness, job searching, or something else; it’s always good to have people around you that support your goals but are also working diligently towards theirs.

“To create your own definition of success, sometimes it’s best to look at the big picture of your life and not just the phase that you’re in right now” (174).

Success is defined differently by everyone – you don’t have to adopt someone else’s definition of success if your idea of success is totally different. Success comes in stages too, so if you’re not super successful right now, it’s okay! Also, try to find the success in every situation you find yourself in (like a silver lining for a bad situation, but instead a success within a “failure”).

“”Write your own book instead of reading someone else’s book about success” (Herb Brooks, 178).

What’s Helpful (178):

  • Creating your own definition of success
  • Replacing negative thoughts that breed resentment with more rational thoughts
  • Celebrating other people’s accomplishments
  • Focusing on your strengths
  • Cooperating rather than competing with everyone

What’s NOT Helpful (178-179):

  • Chasing after everyone else’s dreams
  • Imagining how much better everyone else’s lives are
  • Constantly comparing yourself to everyone around you
  • Diminishing other people’s achievements
  • Treating everyone like they’re your direct competition

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