Inspiration and envy are two sides of the same coin. The mindset with which we approach them makes the difference.
Locus of control is the degree to which people believe that they have control over their life’s outcomes.
People with an external locus of control are reactive. They believe that external forces control their destiny. Their central belief is that “things happen to people”. They are prone to envy.
People with an internal locus of control are proactive. They believe that they make their own fortunes. They believe “people make things happen”. In a similar situation they are more likely to be inspired than envious.
Change your mindset and you can transform envy to inspiration.