Jealousy or envy is more about you than it is about them. I think I wrote about this as well. When I feel it for other writers, I know that what I should be hearing is, "I know there's something I lack. This is about me not feeling good enough with my own writing." It's not the views that makes writers great. It's the piece. Do you feel like you've done all you can with every piece that you put out there? I often don't because I don't have time. That is something that I need to work on. That's my lack or vulnerable point. Editing, refining something, that's a journey that I still have to embark on. Some years I'm really "on" and good. I feel the flow. Some months, I don't have my groove on and I block out the urge to compare myself to others. It's all about self-control in the end. As a writer who just started on her journey, just be proud of each and every stage of the personal growth journey should be enough. But, I know that that's a luxury sometimes, when income and career goals puts into the mindset of scarcity. In the end, you are so right that turning that into "motivation" is way better than to be disrepectful of other people's career success.

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