Here are fives ways these experts suggest reshaping your career envy into something good.
1. Never Assume Luck
Everyone’s acting as their own best public relations specialist. Just because their star seems to rise effortlessly, doesn’t mean their path was devoid of sacrifices.
Reaching out to someone you admire–and yes, envy a little–is empowering and enlightening for both sides (and chances are, they never saw themselves as someone to envy!). Find out their process, and what unique challenges they had to face on their way to where they are. They likely made their own luck, or had a mentor that changed everything.
2. Ask Yourself Why You’re Envious
Hating on someone else’s success gets you nowhere fast. So why don’t your turn that jealousy into something productive?