When we see the most successful people amongst us, we observe that they are always doing their best and being their best, and as an outcome, having the best that the world has to offer. While this characteristic can be inspiring, it can also keep us stuck.
As we encounter massively successful and wealthy people, we sometimes organically conjure up an inferiority complex within us. When we see other people who are doing a whole lot better than us at work and in life, we start thinking that they are in every way better than us. And when we feel that way, unconsciously we lower our self-worth. We look at ourselves in an inferior light and start believing that we are no match to the “unicorns” around us.
These feelings of inferiority where we look at other people as being superior is a big trap and can keep us stuck for several years, if not decades. With time, these feelings of inferiority metamorphose into feelings of undeservedness and we deliberately let go of wonderful opportunities that come our way.
In order to allow abundance back in our lives, we have to again develop self-worth within us and know in our bones that we truly deserve all the amazing things that life has to offer. And the best route for this is to serve more and serve better. As Brian Tracy says, “The word ‘deserve’ comes from two Latin words meaning ‘from service.’ You deserve 100 percent of everything you make and enjoy as long as you get it from serving other people.” He further adds, “If you serve better and serve more and serve at a higher level and serve more enthusiastically and serve a higher quality, then you’ll have a wonderful income—and you’ll deserve every penny of it.”
The bottom line is that if you want to join the elite and become wealthy in every way, you must develop the ability to being your best and providing your best service to as many people as you can.