You Are Not Entitled

556292_trophy_5… to popularity.
… to influence.
… to money.

You are not entitled to a following, to be invited to speak, or to claim you’re the expert. You’re not entitled to any favors, shortcuts, or quick fixes.

All those other people who have the things you’re not entitled to? They aren’t entitled either – they just worked hard.

So how do you reach popularity and influence? How do you make the money and become the go-to person? It’s simple. Work hard, post after post, mile after mile, day in and day out.

Write well and improve yourself over time. Invest your energy. Learn from others. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others.

You are not entitled to much of anything, but that doesn’t mean anything is out of reach. It just takes effort to get there. And if it came easy? Everyone would be doing it.

In addition to serving as Editor of Fuel Your Blogging, Brandon is also a Pastor at Saddleback Church and Online Community Coordinator for He’s also a web designer, blogger, and church communications consultant. Catch him on his own blog or on Twitter.


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