Operating out of the assumption that you’re owed something

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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.

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 kwan.

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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Scott Ginsberg
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