Envy is bad. It’s one of the seven deadly sins, along with its pals pride, greed, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth. It’s super destructive if you just focus on what other people have.
But Amy Alkon flipped that on its head with her article in Psychology Today, The Power of Positive Envy. Alkson thinks that we’ve spent too long using the term envy when we mean jealousy. Jealousy rots us, while envy can motivate us.
If you see something that someone else has that you want–be it a career or a car–you can sit on your behind and