Letting go of what you think you deserve

A friend of mine loves to remind
people, you were born here, and you didn’t deserve any of it. 

It’s a powerful
realization for any human being to make. But once you accept that the universe
does not owe you your heart’s desire, something very real happens inside of a

You develop a case of the humbles. You discover that if there’s something
you want, you have to prove yourself worthy of the dream for which you ask.
Because nobody is going to hand it to you. 

I’m reminded of a crucial scene in
the best sports movie of all time. Maguire tells his client:
I’ll tell you why
you don’t have your five million. You play for the money. You play with your
head, not your heart. When you get on the field, it’s all about what you didn’t
get. Who’s to blame. Who’s got the contract you didn’t get. That is not what
inspires people. Shut up. Play the game from your heart. Then I’ll show you the

A few days later, the wide receiver scores a game winning touchdown,
dances for the wildly cheering crowd, hugs his agent in front of the other
athletes, cries on live television and then, magically, secures an eleven
million dollar contract. 

What made the tables turn? What changed inside of the
player? He rooted out any sense of entitlement. He let go of what he though he
deserved. He replaced resentment with responsibility. 

And so, if you want to
engage the same mindset, here’s how. Instead of worrying about what you think
you deserve, concentrate on being thankful for what you already have and doing
what is necessary to earn what you want. 


Are you still operating out of the assumption that you’re owed something?


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