The odds that we’ll start out with the audience we think we deserve is near zero. Very few start out that way. And, those who do are either rich or lucky – both of which are low probability events.
There are, however, two problems with thinking in terms of what we deserve.
First, we deserve very little. As a general rule, we owe a lot more than we deserve. And, second, entitlement isn’t a strategy that leads to happiness.
Instead, we’re better off viewing every opportunity to show up and perform as an opportunity to level up and push ourselves to get better.
In time, we earn the opportunity to serve an audience.