Conversations I Wish I Had

5 Things Standing Between You And The Life You Want

Thought Catalog

1. You don’t think you deserve what you say you want.

“Deserve” is a funny concept. (There’s a wonderful quote from Zadie Smith’s White Teeth that talks about whether or not people deserve the love they think they want.) You could make a million cases for whether or not any one person deserves any one thing, and while there are laws that bolster some of these things, most of the time, it’s a matter of perspective. But if you don’t believe in yourself — which is to say, if you don’t honestly think you are worthy of whatever dream you harbor deep inside you — why would you ever earn it? Prove to the world that you deserve something, and that you’re willing to work harder than anyone else has ever worked for it, and chances are good you’ll wind up with it. You just can’t make yourself work half that…

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