It’s not about what you deserve
Take ‘deserve’ out of the equation:
“I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.” – Jack Benny accepting a Emmy
Some don’t feel they deserve the success they desire. And so they either sabotage their efforts, or lament from inaction.
Some don’t feel they deserve the troubles they suffer. And so their suffering is even greater, their peace a casualty.
Feeling deserved or undeserved doesn’t appear to help much, then, does it.
What if we set aside deservedness, and pursue our bodies of work as is in our nature to do, free from the passions and vices, with resilience, calm and peace?
How much more could we achieve from such a resilient place?