You’ll hear people say I deserve this and accept their place in life as a punishment.
You do deserve this.
Not because you’re a bad person. But because you deserve this opportunity to be challenged to grow.
You can call it a punishment, or an opportunity; whichever way you label it will be how events unfold.
Just know that labeling it is the first step. After, you have to really believe in your expected outcome.
When it’s easier to believe that the worst will happen, remember that this pattern of thought has been hardwired and reinforced through (probably) years of negative self-expression.
You can break this pattern and create the future you want.
P.S. This was originally sent on June 8, 2023. Sign up today for Daily Emails and get our free OCD resource: Unstuck.