How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When It’s Not About You

There’s more to it than putting on a happy face …
Someone else gets the promotion, buys the new house, takes the dream vacation, or marries the perfect person.

They’re excited, exuberant, bursting with joy. They’re happy. And they want to share it with you.

Most of the time, you’re glad for those who achieve a long-awaited dream, and it’s easy to join in their personal celebration. But occasionally, other emotions pop up and muddy the waters — like jealousy, resentment, and even bitterness.

This uncomfortable mindset occurs when we’re not in alignment with others’ choices, achievements, or progress. And occasionally, we experience these feelings when there’s an unspoken sense of competition.

That’s when our own priorities and insecurities rise to the surface. And it can be a challenge to hide our sentiments — or misplaced envy. So how can we be authentically supportive of the successes and accomplishments of others?

Read the story in “Real Life” …

In health & happiness,

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ReviewReal Life – We breathe, We sleep, We eat – and in-between We Live:

“The literature was written well and was easy to understand. I appreciated the standing view and the author’s will in wanting to help her readers. ‘Deciding how much of yourself to invest on behalf of others is a judgment call.’ I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read self-help material and wishes to re-evaluate their perspective.” – S.J. Main, Review Tales


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