I Am Entitled


I’m entitled to a lot of things. I’m not quite certain if it should be “I know I am entitled” or “I know I feel entitled.” That’s probably for deeper research and reflection. But either way, I know I fight against a lot in life for my own. My expectations and hopes are constantly dashed because I don’t get what I want.

I think, if we’re honest, that describes all of us. Isn’t that a description of humanity, or are there really people out there that don’t feel that way, that don’t have such an extreme self-centered, narcissistic view of themselves (Perhaps I’m being extra hard on myself, I’m not sure.)? But, for me, I feel entitlement wash over me everyday.

…And that’s why I have a love-hate relationship with budgets. They confine, constrict, and constrain us in specific or general ways, attitudes, and manners. They are frustrating — especially when actually have to live by them — thus, a budget. In the end, I am entitled because I hate budgets which illuminates my self-centered sense of entitlement and feeling I “deserve” more. Shucks.

Published by Jeff Beaumont

I love helping companies scale and grow their organizations to delight customers and employees, enabling healthy teams, fast growth, and fewer headaches. Scaling quickly is wrought with potholes and plot twists. When you’re running a company, losing customers, and employees are on their way out, and don’t have your systems running smoothly, then you’ll be at your wits' end. I've been there and hate it.

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