Entitlement in Business
As Dr. Steve Maraboli, author of Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, says, “It’s a quick transition from a nourishing sense of gratitude to a poisonous sense of entitlement.”
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that anyone who believes that everyone owes them something is a fool. This feeling can overtake you as you become more successful and is dangerous because it’s hard to see coming! Never doubt that when you earn something, you appreciate it more. As an entrepreneur, you should never feel entitled to success. Don’t expect anything—funding, opportunities, even support—to come without considerable sweat, sacrifice, and effort on your part.