You Get What You Deserve

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Do You Really Think You Deserve That?

Back in the long ago time when all parents were absolutely right about everything, you might have heard once in a while, something along these lines.

“Well, it just goes to show you that you get what you deserve”

And most times this meant that you were in trouble for something you had done wrong and were not going to have to face the consequences for your action. Sometimes this pronouncement was accompanied by a finger wagging in front of your face and another phrase that might have sounded like “I told you so”

If you were a child who found more that one occasion to be on the receiving end of that, you may have learned – well actually it is a pretty good be that you learned – that deserving was about something bad instead of something good.

Additionally, if the child you, was looking to get a little something extra, like a little more dessert, or an additional 5 minutes of staying up past bedtime, you knew the question that was going to come at some point, was along the lines of “What did you do to deserve this?”

Which usually meant that you had to have done something ahead of time that you didn’t know you were going to have to do in order to get something in the present moment. And if you couldn’t think of anything that you had done, the person you were asking would more than likely have a nice list of things that you could do now, just to prove you deserved special treatment.

On top of that, there are many people and places which are quite willing to teach you that you don’t deserve anything anyway, no matter what you think because, well, just because you don’t. And you had better learn to get along with the minimum that someone was willing to give you, because quite clearly that was all you were worth.

So, to sum up those ideas about deserving:

 

  • You got what you deserved because you did something bad.
  • You don’t really deserve to have anything good because you did not do something extra
  • You really exist only at someone’s whim and you don’t really deserve anything at all.

Especially Something Good

 

And the truth is that unless you take some overt action to change your thoughts about those ideas, you are going to keep thinking them even when you are well past childhood and can stay up as long as you want, or have another piece of pie, or do something fun because you want to.

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The "Deserving" Filter

And you are going to put up a giant Deserving Filter between you and whatever it is you want.

Then, you come across something, for instance, a website, which talks about the idea that you pretty much get what you are thinking about. Maybe not 100 percent of the time, especially if you are thinking about stuff like growing wings and having a two-headed dog for a pet, but regular stuff like a good relationship, plenty of money and peace of heart.

And now, being a thinking sort of person, you get stuck, maybe not all the way stuck, but a little bit stuck for sure. Right there in the middle between, "I want to believe this new kind of idea about thoughts becoming the things of my life" and “I really don’t deserve anything good”

And the truth is when I think about it, I really only deserve to get punished anyway.

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Underwhelming, For Sure

Wow, talk about underwhelming. It is no wonder why some people have such a difficult manifesting something good into their lives. It is hard for them to even entertain the possibility that they deserve anything good, let alone something fabulous in their lives. They simple have never learned any other way.

And ideas you learn as a child from authority figures have tremendous sticking power and will take over your life – if you let them.

So how do you ever change yourself into a good enough person that you deserve good things instead of constant punishment?

Trick question alert, trick questionand 20,000,000,000 extra bonus points if you spotted it.

The answer is you cannot change yourself into a good enough person to deserve something good – because you already are plenty good enough.

But what you can work on is your idea about being a good enough person. It is hard to change the thought that you are not good enough. It is much easier with a lot fewer steps involved to start thinking a new thought.
One that is more like:

I deserve only good things in my life.

And if you want to go one step further with that . . .

I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person.

And even a step beyond that . . .

I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.

Take all the time you spend in a day berating yourself for only getting the minimum or less because you are a bad person and deserving of only a little bit of good

And fill that time up with thinking good things about yourself.

Start now by reading each of these lines, and please do this as often as you want to.

  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.
  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.
  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.
  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.
  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.
  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.
  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.
  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.
  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.
  • I deserve only good things in my life because I am a good person and like attracts like.

 

It is well worth your time. And you deserve it.

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2 Comments on “You Get What You Deserve”

  1. Wendy Grant

    I really enjoyed this message. I just did three rounds of EFT, using the “I deserve only good things….” It’s effective…I am gong to do another 3 rounds tomorrow. Thanks!

    1. Michael

      Thank you for you kind words. 🙂 Tapping and affirmations is a great comination of ideas. I have found that those two things together make a huge difference in how good I feel.

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