Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
In last 30 years of stirring professional experience, two obliquely interlaced facets of the corporate world have intrigued me the most. One is the vulnerability and the other is jealousy.
Let’s introspect! When your teammate achieves something, why does that make you feel edgy? It could be anything – his quality, reward, capability, or any other accomplishment. Equally, when he fails, why does that make you feel comforted or ventilated? Why we are habitually troubled with ‘unsettling’ or ‘ugly’ emotions on others’ achievements? Why we feel conquered when someone has an advantage over us? Why our mind exaggerates the importance of other’s pluses?
Yet, aren’t we wish others to be delighted for us when we do well? Continue reading