Give Yourself Permission

People always wait to be coddled and told it’s OK bud, you can go do that thing.

You don’t need permission and you don’t need approval.

Go do that one thing you want. Nobody is going to stop you.

Enter and act with boldness and you’ll be fine.

Don’t wait to be given permission.

“If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness.

Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honours the timid.”

-Robert Greene, 48 Laws of Power

Everyone else is looking for permission

Realise that everyone else is looking for guidance and for permission.

If you act like an authority, the funny thing is that they’ll come to you. Fake it till you make it. 

And you’ll be thinking to yourself – who gave me this power?

You did.

Because you had the audacity to take it and assume it.

And it comes around full circle, that the only people who got what they wanted were the ones that went out and got it.

Nothing will come to you so assume your position and don’t ask for permission.

Give yourself permission. 

“The world is malleable. The only people that have been able to change it are the one’s stood up and said: I’m gonna do it.

And if you listen to all those people that told you that you can’t – you’re going to be just like them. 

Why give up on your dreams listening to people that gave up on theirs?”

– Jay Samit, author of Disrupt You

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