Dealing with Envy

Envy

Do we sometimes examine our motives? Do we really wish that people succeed? Are we afraid for our position or reputation?

Vicars in one church don’t allow congregational members to take up more responsible roles because the congregational members are better then them. Therefore they keep them just giving donations. This is very vivid example what the leader must give up – envy of those who work under him.

Intelligent spiritual leader knows he will be tested and he prepares for it by reflection, introspection and examining his motives. Not that he prepares to perfectly defend. He does it to learn and improve when he is faced with a challenge. And challenges will come.


Do we sometimes examine our motives? Do we really wish that people succeed? Are we afraid for our position or reputation? One should be glad that people are coming forward to take up responsibility. He should encourage and coach. He should be genuinely happy when the someone is successful and is developing as a caring leader, or a responsible person. We should see people around us as partners and not look down upon them.
In many spiritual and business organizations today leaders are forced to give up control and become facilitators. Practically it boils down to ‘change or soon you’ll be strange’. But it is not easy to change, to give up control, give up false prestige and enjoying or exploitive mentality.
Intelligent spiritual leader knows he will be tested and he prepares for it by reflection, introspection and examining his motives. Not that he prepares to perfectly defend. He does it to learn and improve when he is faced with a challenge. And challenges will come.

About the author: Alex Todorovic has been teaching, training and coaching professionals from all walks of life and spiritually inclined people for the past 25 years. He had spoken and trained people in 17 countries and had coached over 350 clients in over 1500 sessions. His focus is holistic success and spiritually based coaching. his courses include gita coaching, building caring communities, the power of choice and excellent questions – excellent life.

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