Bravo for all of these things that you have achieved and that made you feel good and proud! Your achievements are truly celebrated but your successes do not diminish the value of others. What we want to focus on here is that the willing will become unwilling around you if you start acting in ways that they don’t approve of or acting in ways that threaten them. The most common way that people feel threatened and it’s not very often spoken about plainly is that people feel threatened when they see someone in their circle succeeding. They may not feel threatened when they see someone in the media and they may feel slight envy for a successful stranger. But concerning someone they know? Someone in their immediate surroundings who is more successful than them is seen as an immediate threat because it takes them out of their comfort zone. The can no longer appease themselves by saying: Well, I’m doing so much better than everyone around me. I perceive myself as highly competent and this is reinforced by looking at those around me who I consider to not be doing as well as I am and so I feel better than them.