Every moment we have the free will to react to whatever comes upon us; and character is how we respond to every situation by feeding the goodness of our heart, the divinity within us, rather than the anger, envy and selfishness.
The more everyone makes spiritual advancement, the more everyone is happy in that state, the more God is happy. So, that should be our happiness. Then there is no envy or jealousy. There is only competition of who could serve each other better. That is a beautiful state of mind.
Be whoever you want to be, but don’t be motivated by greed, egoism, lust, envy, anger and pride; rather, be motivated by your own inherent nature, as an instrument of God’s compassion. - Radhanath Swami