My mission in life is to eradicate entitlement, and Ownership Thinking is the tool I’ve created to help accomplish that mission. People with an entitlement mentality believe they are somehow owed something, that they should get things simply because they exist. Judith Bardwick, my friend and the author of nine terrific books, introduces the concept of entitlement in her important book Danger in the Comfort Zone:

Entitlement is an attitude, a way of looking at life. Those who have this attitude believe that they do not have to earn what they get. They get what they want because of who they are, not because of what they do. When this rich nation stopped requiring performance as a condition for keeping a job or getting a raise, it created ...

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