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Blog Post #365: Are you entitled?

I’ve had people ask me, “Do you think I’m entitled?”

This question is usually voiced in response to the insecurities one feels about some desire or expectation they have.

It’s another way of asking, “is it irrational, unrealistic, inconsiderate, unfair, insane, immature, or inappropriate for me to want what I want?”

Here’s my two cents:

You’re entitled to want whatever you want and you’re equally entitled to not want whatever you don’t want.

You’re entitled to pursue whatever you would like to pursue and you’re equally entitled to not pursue whatever you do not wish to pursue.

You’re entitled to define your life in whatever way you’d like to define it.

BUT…

Entitlement, alone, doesn’t really get you very far.

Your life is not the by-product of what you or anyone else thinks you’re entitled to.

Many people have created massive results that they were not “entitled to”, while others have watched the life they WERE “entitled to” pass them by because they were hoping someone else would make it happen FOR them.

Either you want something or you don’t.

Either you’re willing to take responsibility for creating what you want or you’re not.

So, the real question of import is not “Am I entitled?”, but “Am I committed?”

How you answer THAT question is what really counts.

At least that’s the way I see it.

Cheers,

T.K. Coleman

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  1. Hope this isn’t your last blog TK! You are too good at this to stop and I would miss it if you do.

    Billie got hit by a car today and is in Intensive Care at the hospital. She broke her pelvis and is having surgery tomorrow. Will keep you posted. Please keep her in your prayers.

    Nancy

    1. Nancy, I’ve been praying very hard for Billie and was so glad to get your email update. I’m thrilled to know there was hope. She’s a very strong girl. Both of you are very strong to get through this. Please give her my love. And thank you for always being supportive and for keeping me in the loop with my girl.

      TK

      1. Thanks TK for your kind and thoughtful message! Saw Billie today in the ICU unit of the hospital and that was rough. I’ll spare you the grim details. She is recovering nicely and the doctors think if she keeps this up she may be able to come home tomorrow. But I don’t think she can wag her tail due to her injuries. There is a lot I have to adjust to and just be grateful she is alive. I pray she won’t be in pain once she recovers. This has been difficult but it’s a learning experience. I don’t know if I shared this with you but the surgeon asked me if she could adopt her as did her techs. They think she is the sweetest dog ever and they love her! I told them to stand in line. It warmed by heart!

        1. Hi Nancy,

          Oh wow! I’m pleasantly surprised to know that Billie may be coming home so soon. I’m sure the comfort of being there with you will make her so so happy. I know she misses you. I will keep praying for her recovery and comfort. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you. You and Billie are troopers. I laughed when I read about surgeon and her techs wanted to adopt her. You gave the RIGHT answer because I am waaaaay ahead of them and I know Billie has a long list of lovers who care for her 🙂 Thanks for bringing me up to speed with everyhing. I really appreciate it.

    1. Christine, I really appreciate you saying that. It was an educational and transformative process for sure. I’ve never done anything like this in my life before, so it feels so good. Thanks for celebrating with me.

      Cheers,

      TK

    1. Thank you so much, Dad! It means everything to me that you actually took the time to read every single post. You’re my #1 man and there’s no person I would rather have in my corner. I’m looking forward to building on this foundation and carrying the momentum forward. Bigger things to come, Dad. Love you.

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