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Workplace envy
May 25, 2014, 3:25 pm

Workplace envy destroys career advancement and making you lose out on some or all of the following:

Competitive Spirit: It is difficult to be competitive when you are paying too much attention to wanting to be like others.  You lose your passion and desire to unleash your own innate gifts and talent. You are unable to compete because you spend too much time observing others as threats, rather than unleashing your true potential.

Networking ability: People who are envious often cannot foster respect and trust with their colleagues or their network.  Their envy of someone else’s career inhibits their ability to network effectively and create lasting work relations.  Think about the influence you can share with others – rather than the barriers to advancement envy create when networking.

Trusting yourself: When you are bitter and cannot find the reasons to believe in yourself; it becomes almost impossible to trust yourself.  Trust in yourself is one of the most important success factors in your career and if you lose that then it becomes difficult to sell yourself and your capabilities thus limiting your advancement.

Self-worth and happiness: Envy is another term for being unhappy, and when envy takes over your mind, it kills your confidence and self-worth. There are always going to be people that do certain things better than you can.   The goal is to define what makes you special and apply it to good use in your career.  The most important facet of a professional is to learn what you can from your colleagues to help your career advancement. 

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