You deserve it all! Since you are the author of your life, you know better than anyone what you deserve. Of course you will often cross paths with people who challenge this manner of thinking. Nonetheless, what they think is none of your business and has nothing to do with you. For that reason, it’s never okay to settle for less than you deserve.
Listening and following the self-serving whims of others never leads you down a desired path. You are the one and only subject matter expert of you. You know where you want to go. You know which is the most desirable route. You know whether you wish to take the direct versus the scenic route.
Ultimately, when it comes down to it and you are really honest with yourself, you can easily identify exactly what you deserve. So don’t question or second guess yourself. If you have to ask, then you aren’t trusting of yourself. When you don’t trust yourself, you neglect to follow your insticts and fall prey to the self-serving whims and opinions of others.
That’s why it’s helpful to socially unplug from time to time. When you find yourself living a life that in no way resembles the narrative of the life that you initially envisioned for yourself you know that you have strayed. Every so often the voices and opionions of others needs to be silenced so that you can effectively hear your voice.
In the end, your voice is the only one that truly matters. It is the only one that will ensure that you stay on track. Most importantly, it is the only voice that can secure all the goodness that you deserve in life. Remember, you deserve it all and don’t allow anyone to tell you differently. The quote below says it best.
“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” – Maureen Dowd