Getting What We Deserve - it's natural
How can we ensure that we're getting what we deserve? Is there a trick to it? No, it just comes naturally.
Thomas Jefferson once said that the harder he works, the more luck he seems to have. This lighthearted statement is an indication that he was getting what he deserved.
He worked hard and he got his rewards. The opposite is also true. If we don't work hard, we'll likely get very little in return, and we'll be deserving of that as well.
I'm fond of saying that we get exactly what we deserve. A lot of people immediately think that's a negative sentiment, but it's really not negative at all.
It's simply a statement of what comes naturally in life.
Others are quick to point out that getting what we deserve doesn't always happen. Yes, we all know that. There are exceptions, but they are just that - exceptions to the rule.
Let's stop focusing on exceptions and stay focused on the rule that generally applies to everything that we do.
It's Cause and Effects
If we work hard, we get rewards. If we don't, we won't. If we're smart about what's going on around us, we'll be better off. If we're not, we'll be less well prepared for what's coming next.
It seems clear to me that the first step in all of this is to define for yourself exactly what it is you deserve. The next step is to determine how you might go about obtaining the rewards you have in mind. Then, you have to set about getting them by applying yourself to the task.
Remember when you were a kid, you'd hear yourself and others asking "How come he gets...?" or "How come he has...?" or "Why can't I ...?" Let's put those whining days behind us. Let's stop wondering why others have this and enjoy that. Instead, let's find out why and how, and see if we can get some of those benefits for ourselves through our own initiative.
Getting what we deserve comes naturally, so whether you're actively seeking success or you're sitting around waiting for a layoff notice, it will likely come your way because of your own intentions that are reflected in your own decisions and actions.
Like the song says, "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
Choose success, and it will come our way given enough good planning and hard work. Live a pedestrian lifestyle, and we'll get by in an unremarkable fashion.
Either way, we'll be getting what we deserve, and we won't have any right to complain about it.
If you are sitting in a pile of debt thinking about ways of getting out, then the first thing to do is look in the mirror to see who got you there. Understand while you stare at that person that they got exactly what they deserved.
Now, if you think that you deserve better, then surely you will get that too. You will have to work at it, but then hard work should have its reward, and that reward is getting out of debt – something you will deserve.
Oh, while you are looking in the mirror, vow never to get into debt again. There is no need for that foolishness. Debt only enslaves you to another. This is America, you're supposed to be free.
Let's start getting what we deserve - success, satisfaction and peace of mind.
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