Compass Athletics: Overcoming Society’s Growing Sense of Entitlement

Compass Athletics: Overcoming Society’s Growing Sense of Entitlement


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My name is David Peplinski, CEO & Founder of Compass Athletics. My fiancé and I just moved to The Woodlands and I am anxious to make a change in this community! Over the past ten years, I have been fortunate enough to share my story to people all over the world in effort to help them shift their paradigm from which they view their own lives. My story is raw and unlike any you’ve ever heard, I can guarantee that! Please take a moment to view my story here:


Mission: Compass Athletic’s mission is to effectively introduce basic life skills that can be used to drastically impact the lives of individuals and to do so in such a way that promotes thought provoking character and lifestyle evaluations.


Method: Compass Athletics offers an engaging collection of true-life stories with principled suggestions as to how to most effectively become the best version of yourself. Compass Athletic’s stories emphasize life skills as well as character development that promote the core aspect of the program: Do the next right thing!


Motivation: Compass Athletic’s motivation is to impact people’s lives through the introduction of basic life-skills and character development that can be used in all aspects of life. Compass Athletics is motivated by a desire to see people experience the joys of life and to enjoy the rewards of becoming the best version of yourself!

Now that you have a better idea of what my mission is, I wanted to bring up a topic needs more attention. A topic that highlights how I was raised and the problems it caused in my life. A topic referred to as:

A Sense of Entitlement.

If I sound a bit irritated in the following article, it’s because I’m tired and you should be too. Day after day, I listen to family members, friends, business owners, athletes, coaches, spouses, and otherwise complete strangers complain about what has or hasn’t been provided to them. I’ll come clean, even my own voice makes me sick at times.

To be honest, I’m disappointed by our silver spoon entitlement attitude. It’s a toxic attitude that will leave you with nothing! I got news for you; no one owes you a d#! thing.

Struggle, disappointment, hard work, sacrifice and a little luck is all a part of life. Deal with it. Don’t blame it on how you have been raised and or what has or hasn’t been passed to you for where you are right now. Stop making excuses, and start making solutions.

If you are in a position of mentorship, (coach, parent, business owner) don’t continue to stretch your tolerance for this type of behavior. You would be amazed at what can be accomplished if nobody cares who receives the credit.

Parents have worked hard, provided for them the best they could with what they had to work with. Their parents aren’t, however, responsible for them finding their purpose in the world, for them being a good person, a positive existence. It’s not up to them (or anyone for that matter) to find them a place to live, to buy them clothes, food, or something to drive around in. What their parents have or haven’t given them isn’t a valid excuse and should not be indicative to how they are as a person presently.

I hear consistently from one side of an unhealthy relationship that no matter what they do, the other person just won’t reciprocate. I laugh at the idea that someone would expect something in return because they do it. The beauty of love is that it’s derived from what you want the other person to feel, not what you want to feel.

Don’t set yourself up for failure by expecting someone to love you because you love them. Don’t do things for them expecting that they do it in return. Do those things because it helps show an outward expression of your internal care for them. Love without expectation of it in return.

Don’t even get me started on the so-called success story of silver spoon generation. These same young adults, and I use that term very loosely, have been fed with nothing but opportunity and for the most part continue to squander it. They are incredible at making excuses. It’s their fault, for letting it happen! But it’s your fault for allowing this behavior to continue.

Society is relentless, but only if your expectations aren’t realistic. Stop expecting success to be given to you. Success isn’t deserved, it is earned. I can say these things because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth but still decided I needed to train harder than anyone I’d ever met.

Stop saying that you can’t do something. If you want something, you got to go get it. No one owes you a damn thing, so stop waiting for it to be handed to you. Work harder than your competition and remember that work ethic and working on the right things are very different.

Exist with the idea that your contribution is what matters, not what you get from your contribution. Close your mouth and get rid of the feeling that you always need the last word and get to work. That handout that you’ve been waiting for isn’t going to come. The sooner you realize that, the better off you’ll be. No one owes you a d#!n thing!

I am available for team workshops (business, sports, Church), keynote speeches, and mentorship of young adults. If interested or touched by my story and know of someone who would benefit from working with me, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I am excited to be a part of this amazing community and I look forward to speaking into your lives as much as I can!


David Peplinski