Entitlement, Inconvenience, and Gratitude
It’s really quite remarkable that most things we take for granted have continued, if not improved, during the Covid pandemic.
- Food supply
- First responders
- Cheap gas
- Celebrity holiday music specials!
For a segment of our population, Covid has caused significant suffering. For the rest, it’s been an inconvenience. Notwithstanding the incredible suffering, it’s easy to get entitled when we focus on the inconveniences and take for granted so many amazing things in our lives.
The problem with entitlement, says Seth Godin, is that it “…doesn’t increase the chances you’ll get what you want. And it ruins the joy of the things you do get. Win or lose, you lose.”
Those who have thrived over the past year have done so not because they were unique or were somehow spared the hardships. They thrived because they chose gratitude over entitlement. They embraced inconvenience as an opportunity to innovate.
We aren’t out of the woods. Life is never going back to the way it was. How will you approach 2021?