I Don’t Want To Turn Into Someone I hate
This mindset is really rooted in a zero-sum mindset. What you’re saying is, “I don’t want to turn into someone I hate because when I achieve success, I necessarily rob it from somebody else.” There are many ways to phrase this thinking but it all goes back to that same zero-sum game.
Let me tell you, there is no giant pie of success anywhere in the world. Just because your slice of the pie gets bigger, it doesn’t necessarily mean that somebody else’s slice gets smaller.
There are tremendous amounts of opportunities out there. Opportunities come and go at the blink of an eye, moment by moment. They are created and destroyed all the time.
Indeed, by striving for success and excellence, you can inspire others to do the same. Don’t think they will just envy you.
People who envy have a zero-sum game mindset. They envy others because they feel the slice of the success pie that was otherwise due them is shrinking.
There’s no such thing. That’s nonsense.
Understand when you choose to inspire others, you spread success because they can be motivated to achieve success. This is the precise opposite of the shrinking pie analogy.
If anything, you increase the size of the pie and ensure more slices for others if they want them. You do this because you inspire them.