The biggest favour you can do for yourself is to turn envy into inspiration.
Something we all need to remind ourselves of sometimes; it's easy to look at others - their work, their happiness, their lifestyle - and feel envious, but a lot of the time that jealousy can be used to fuel our determinations and fulfil our own goals. The ability to turn that negative envy into positive inspiration is in our own hands, and is a great power to have. ♥
From the original quote on my Tumblr.
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Ohmigosh ;v; I love this so much I'm crying a little... it's one of my few life mottoes.
Cute! Using ^^
OMGOSH I had based my entire life on this idea since I was in elementary school! Woah, now it is nice to see that this idea is recognized.
What an interesting idea! ....Though I do not believe that envy is a good thing to have, maybe dealing with it this way is a good way to deal and/or get rid of it!
Indeed. All of our creations should be celebrated and by each other, not bringing them down.
WOW. Just WOW. Just YES. Being here for 5 years I actually came to this conclusion before I found this stamp but I'm so glad it's here! Sums up my art life (and my life in general) in a nutshell! You've made my day, and I will continue to get better and stronger at everything I do >:]
Why haven't I seen this earlier? It's great advice!
Ahhh <3 I love this stamp! It made me realize that being jealous and envious over others isn't going to help me improve in art. Instead I should let it inspire me to keep practicing and maybe one day I can reach their level of awesomeness.
Totally using !
Totally using !
But sadly, there are some people that can't tell "inspirating" from "copying". ^^"
Yes, I like this a lot.
This stamp is epic. Envy is a big deal for any aspiring artists. So thank you for the stamp!
My pleasure, and thanks a lot! I'm happy you like the message
Thank you so much for creating this stamp and providing inspiration. These words of wisdom couldn't have come at a better time for me. I'm definitely feeling motivated now to create while working toward achieving my goals. And I hope that you don't mind if I use this stamp.
I always seem to go get inspired by people especially art!
Just saw and this made my day, I myself felt envious because there were other artists who was more better than me until this stamp came up. Feeling even more motivated than ever!
It is! :3
love it! I should try that sometime!
I luv this thank u!!
I love this so much, it's true and not rude, but a sweet, simple message. Wonderful!!
so much people was envy on me for the same shitty reason, my drawing skills, that are the best crap ever, yet the few friends I had used to envy me and this was pretty painful, because envy to me is derogatory, and is like they just hated me more than supporting me... and I know this could happen to others...hope some peope can understand that the envy and jealousy just hurt people...
Looking at this stamp makes me feel a little bit better. Thank you for reminding me to always try my best!
This little stamp made my day. I recently recognized what envy really feels like and I decided to take a positive approach immediately but didn't know what exactly to do. BUT DUH!-- turn it into inspiration! Thank you
It's always that moment when you look at something, and you may think, "I could probably do something like that" that you think, "Hey, why don't I do something like that?" and give yourself a starting point to go from...
Thanks for reminding! I pretty much never envy others because it's blaming my own mistakes and misfortunes on other people. I'm adding this to my collection.
Love this! I try & do that.
This is so true! I shall do my best to follow it! Thank you so much for sharing this, please keep up the good work and may God bless you.