Great timing with this article. In the past couple of weeks I’ve come to realize just how strong my sense of entitlement is when it comes to my books. (And believe me, this was a tough pill to swallow. I don’t view myself as being all that entitled in other areas of my life, so this wasn’t something I wanted to look at all.)
Since I’m a big believer in feeling all my emotions so they move on and stop controlling my behavior, I started a daily journaling practice where I really dig into feeling all those entitlement feelings — why haven’t I been “discovered” yet, why I don’t have a million reads on Medium yet. It’s been hugely healing to bring that shadow side out into the light, and the more I do, the more committed I am to doing the work.