2. March 2011 20:52
I do not have an attitude of entitlement. Nobody "owes" me anything. In fact I believe that I don't even deserve most of the material items that I own. It is this trained belief that pushes me to work harder. I want to feel like I deserve the things that I have so I work harder to convince myself of it. The US Government doesn't owe me a job. They don't owe me protection, a bailout or a safety net. Your financial future is no different then venturing 100 miles offshore to catch tuna. You better be prepared and you need to admit to yourself that no one will save you out there. Whether or not you return to port with fish is entirely up to you. Whether or not you obtain financial security is up to you too.
Dropping my sense of an entitlement attitude was one of the greatest things I've ever done as an entrepreneur. I'd highly recommend it if financial security is on your goal sheet.