Resentment towards someone else's success will not get you the success you want. Trying to impede on someone else's happiness will not gain you the happiness you seek or the respect of the person you wish to be like. Asking them how they got there might help you. Perspective is everything and so too is taking responsibility for what we've created in our lives.
MC Escher used to be one of my favorite artists because he helped me find new perspectives and they seemed never ending. I had a tshirt that had his drawings all over it and I wore it til it had holes in it and literally could not be worn any longer. <3 I love the way his art told stories.
Change your perspective and your life will change.