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.
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.