What do you deserve? Do you deserve to be unhappy, never having “enough,” never accomplishing enough, or being loved enough? If that’s what you believe, guess what? That’s exactly what you’ll get.
Likewise, if you believe you deserve the good stuff —and I don’t just mean material possessions —then that’s what you’ll get. The satisfying relationships, the great romance, the fulfilling job, the company of good friends, relief from financial stress or health burdens. In short, the good life.
It may seem selfish to focus on “deservingness.” But I’m here to tell you that it’s not; it’s just a way to take good care of yourself, to make healthier choices, to create a happier you … all while improving the lives of everyone who comes in contact with you, directly or indirectly. If you’re filled with good stuff, then that’s what you offer to those around you. Maybe it’s divinely ordered. Maybe it’s just a better way to live.