People get stuck. We all find ourselves at some point or another totally dissatisfied with… whatever. Our jobs, our station in life, relationships, fucking winter (guilty). Then we do what we all do - we complain. So-and-so did such-and-such, bitch, moan, carry on and tell ourselves that we deserve better...
Entitlement is gross.
I believe that entitlement is so destructive that it actually stops us from being better. Entitlement is a way for you to stop doing the work you need to do to get where you need to be. It’s the ultimate stopping power. Entitlement give you the excuse to need to blame others and stop you from doing what you need to do to get you where you think you should be. Yea. Gross.
Gratitude is good.
I think that gratitude is the exact opposite. Simply being thankful for what you’ve got and where you are eliminates the need to put blame on others. The practice of being grateful is so powerful that it kinda’ acts like rocket fuel that propels you into the “what’s next”. At the very least it makes you a much more pleasant person to be around.
No one owes you anything. You are entitled to nothing. Do what you do because you love doing it and all the stuff will follow. There is absolutely enough to go around for all - all that do the actual work.
Getting there is hard.
Of course there’s things that will happen that are unfair and people that won’t recognise your contribution. So? They will always be there in some form or another. Your job is to do such great work (whatever that work is) that eventually you can’t be ignored. Besides, wouldn’t you rather be happy on your way there anyway?