As I look back on the early part of my adult life, it seems like I was always stuck, waiting for “permission”.
…be creative rather than “practical”.
…take time to do something about my dreams.
…create visions rather than set goals.
…be different and do things my way.
…explore many projects at once.
…start projects and not finish them.
I’m sure you have a few of your own you could add to my list.
It’s funny really, when you think about it. As kids we think being an adult means doing whatever we want. Then we become adults and we get stuck in a holding pattern, waiting for someone to tell us it’s okay to do the thing we long to do.
But who did I think would tell me to go ahead? I’m not sure I ever really thought that far. I just said things like “I could never…I can’t…Not right now…etc, etc.”
Until the day I asked myself, “Who’s making these rules?”
Oh. Right. Me.
Here’s what I realized:
There was no one else to go to for this elusive ‘permisson’. It was my fear that withheld consent to go-ahead.
Oh and by the way? While you’re at it, you might inspire someone else to get out of their own way, too.
Cool beans, eh?
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others. – Marianne Williamson
What are you waiting for?
Fill in the blank and share in the comments :
I give myself permission to _______________________