Most three-year-olds think that the entire world revolves around them. After all, it seems that way because Mommy gives them a cookie if they want one, and they get to watch Elmo on TV all day long just because it’s their favorite show.
Who cares what anyone else wants to see, right? Elmo is better. That’s just how it works. This behavior is excusable because they’re children. They simply don’t know any better.
Teenagers are actually another good example. They should know better, but they still expect things from their parents because … well, their friends all have the coolest new phones and computers and clothes and cars, so they should have it all, too … right?
Unfortunately, I’ve come in contact with far too many people who have that same attitude at the age of twenty, thirty or forty. People who assume that they’re better than the rest of us and feel that they deserve things because … well, I’m not really sure why.
Demanding Special Attention…
You know what I’m talking about. Celebrities demand special attention because they’re famous. Women whose husbands earn enough money for them to stay at home with the kids turn their noses up at the “working mothers”.
Sales associates at Nordstrom have a different air about them than the ones at Sears. Other people do it too … they should get what they want just because they want it and deserve it.
Are you nodding your head in agreement, or are you starting to feel a little bit funny? If you’re getting embarrassed because you know that you’re guilty of that behavior … good.
You should be embarrassed.
The World Owes You NOTHING
Far, far too many people go through life thinking that the world owes them something. It’s not only young people or celebrities. You’ve either met people with this problem or you have it yourself.
It’s almost as if certain people feel that they’re somehow entitled to have everything handed to them just because they’re alive and breathing. It’s called a sense of entitlement.
Whatever they have isn’t good enough, and they need things to be bigger, faster, better … NOW. Right this instant. Just because they want it and that means they deserve it.
Sorry folks, but that’s not the way the world works.
The World Owes You NOTHING
There’s nothing wrong with wanting things. After all, I’m pretty gung-ho about having goals in life. But if you want things to happen instantly, without any ounce of effort whatsoever, you’re living in a dream world.
If you want something, you have to go get it yourself. Don’t expect it to happen to you just because you think it should. That’s childish. You’re not in preschool anymore.
I’ve talked about the law of attraction in previous posts. In case you missed them, the theory behind the law of attraction is that the Universe allows both conscious and unconscious thoughts to affect things … basically, great things will happen to you if you want them to happen.
If you sit and wait for the universe to take charge, it’s possible to get whatever you want by thinking. It’s the basis of the book The Secret and the movie of the same name. It’s been discussed on Oprah and Ellen, but is it realistic?
Success Takes Hard Work
There’s nothing wrong with having plans and goals and wanting to be successful, but success takes hard work. At the moment, I’m about to travel through Europe because my internet marketing business has gotten to the point that I can earn a living without being chained to a desk all day, and it took effort to get this far.
To get what you want out of life, you need a life plan. You need to come up with goals, write them down, and cross them off the list as you go along. You need to work hard in order to achieve those goals before you can cross them off the list It won’t be easy at first. It takes effort. (That’s why I highly recommend you check out my free report, “Life Plan Mastery”.)
I didn’t get this far in life simply because I wanted to and thought about it. Oh, I definitely wanted to succeed and I thought about it an awful lot, but the world didn’t hand me anything. It was mostly my doing.
If you’re annoyed right now because you think I’m being too harsh in this post, feel free to ignore me … but perhaps you will take some advice from Mark Twain: “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”Take Action. Get Results.