Stop Waiting for Permission

take permission, take actionI hereby give you permission to stop waiting for someone else to give you permission.  

Go ahead.  Start that business you’ve always wanted.  Complete that project you’ve been waiting to do.  Make your next move.

Most of us, for most of our lives, have been waiting on someone else to give us permission to act.  To tell us we’ve got what it takes.  To affirm that we’re worthy to achieve and succeed.

It begins innocently enough when we’re children who are dependent upon our parents.  But for many, it continues on long into adulthood.  They wait for their boss to give them permission.  Or their spouse.  Or still…their parents.

I’ve observed recently that few successful people wait for permission.  They take permission.

They don’t wait for someone else to say they have paid their dues and finally are someone worth listening to.  Instead, they say what they need to say, do what they feel called to do, and if anyone else thinks it’s worthwhile or worth paying for…then that’s great!

What’s the worse thing that could happen?

Most people leave their dreams unfulfilled because of the fear of failure.  If you’re letting fear guide your life, take a minute and think about this:  What’s the worse thing that could happen?

Really.  Think about the worse thing that could happen. Get a good picture of it in your mind.

Now, can you be OK with that?  Can you recover?  Can you live on?  Can you learn from your mistakes and keep moving on if the worse does happen?

Good.  Now that you’ve got that out of the way.  Take action. Learn as you go. Ask for help.  You have my permission to succeed!

Eliminate the middle man!

By the way, if you’re still waiting on someone else to give you permission, think about this:

You have given others permission to give you permission.  

So why not cut out the middle man and just give yourself the permission to act?  Go ahead. Do it now.  I’ll wait.

What are you waiting for?  

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