To Get What You Want, You Must Feel Entitled To It

Ayodeji Awosika
7 min readJun 30, 2020

This is the saddest thing about being a human being. Well, maybe not the saddest, but it’s pretty damn sad.

You’re in the way of your own success.

If you used one hundred percent of your potential, you could accomplish basically anything outside of becoming a professional athlete or movie star. If you just believed in yourself, the world would open up to you and give you exactly what you want.

We all come from different circumstances, yes, but even so, the power of the mind is powerful enough to overcome most circumstances. Your mind is powerful enough to do that. But, you don’t do it.

That’s the thing that kills you, isn’t it? You know you could live a better life. Forget about the money, status, materials, fame, none of that BS.

You know that you could simply get more out of yourself.

But you don’t. Or maybe you try, but you don’t get all the way there. Maybe you’ve been trying for a long time and you’re still hitting a wall.

What gives?

This eats at you because you see people who are no better than you intrinsically, but they seem to get the outcomes you want. Not only that, but it also seems easy for them, while pulling off the dreams seems improbable.

I get the angst in our society. We have a mass of men and women who can’t exert their will over their reality. No wonder they feel envy at those who can.

The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is the question you ask yourself often:

Is there still hope?

Can you find some way to muster up the motivation to get what you want, or is it all for naught?

The Annoying Thing About Success

In reality, you don’t need to work hard to be successful. You don’t need to do any work to feel confident. If you simply adopted a certain attitude, you’d get pretty much anything you wanted.

What attitude? An attitude of entitlement. The results you get in your life are a product of what you think you deserve. As soon as you change that, you change your results.

Ayodeji Awosika

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