We don’t get what we deserve, we get what we negotiate.
And so, if we are waiting for our success to be delivered to our door like a pizza, praying that this next big opportunity will finally be one thing that changes everything forever, entirely by itself, without us really doing anything, then we are going to be waiting a very long time.
Because there is no deserve. There is no surefire reward that our good and faithful service entitles us to.
On the other hand, if we are taking material steps towards our dreams, making significant daily measures to change our circumstances, and pushing our edge to create deep and relevant growth, then we are the winners no matter what. Regardless of outcome. Even if things don’t turn out exactly how we hoped, or exactly when we hoped they would, we still come out more valuable on the other side.
And nobody can take that away from us.
This the only reward there is in life. Krishna notably said, we have a right to our labor, but not to the fruits of our labor.
May we not mix those two things up. May we devote our time and energy to the work itself, to the process itself, for as long as we can.
And once the hay is in the barn, as the farmers like to say, may we rest and revel in the sweetness of that moment, and then let it go.
If there was a god, it would be in his hands now.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
When are you planning to become the person you were born to be?
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