I would like to introduce my mentor and friend, Michael Luckman as a guest blogger for today’s post. Michael is an entrepreneur, a dynamic public speaker, and a skilled trainer and coach. Michael has over forty years of experience in sales and marketing. In addition, he wrote a novel entitled Overpowering Fear: Defeating the #1 Challenge in Sales and Life.
This novel has been tremendously beneficial to my growth in overpowering fear. Michael shares candid stories about his life and presents thought-provoking questions throughout the book that encourages the reader to go within and take the path of self-discovery.
Today, Michael asks the question, What Do You Deserve?
“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”
-Jessie B. Rittenhouse
There is a chapter in my book Overpowering Fear: Defeating the #1 Challenge in Sales and Life entitled, Littleness versus Magnitude: Your Choice. I developed my beliefs about this choice from the book A Course in Miracles. In ACM God says that each of us are given free choice; we can choose a life of Littleness or a life of Magnitude, which I prefer to call Greatness. For most of my life I didn’t believe that I deserved greatness, and so by default, I accepted littleness. Sure, there were moments in time where I did achieve greatness, but to me they were just flukes, nothing to pin the hopes of my future on.
I am happy to say that I don’t believe that anymore.
Like me, too many people have been raised with the conviction that they don’t deserve to have everything that they want. That others are more deserving. That they have to settle for less. Or that life is a zero sum game where if they get everything they want, somewhere, someplace others will have to get less. If you’re one of these people who believe this then you are absolutely wrong. In fact, you deserve to have everything, be everything and do everything that your heart desires. You are a child of God and God denies himself nothing and he did not create you to struggle and have less than you desire.
Let the poem above be your guide. Life will pay you any price you ask if only you believe that you deserve it. I want you to take my word for it, YOU DO DESERVE IT! Ask God, Spirit or the Universe for what you want, believe that you deserve it, and have faith that it will materialize in your life. And it will.
It is not that you ask God for too much, but that you ask Him for too little! ~ A Course in Miracles
To learn more about Michael, check out his website overpoweringfear.com and add his book, Overpowering Fear: Defeating the #1 Challenge in Sales and Life, to your library.
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