Are you waiting on any permission to complete, start, say or do something?
I think I’m going to start giving clients permission slips.
They’ll have themes: permission to make decisions, permission to say what I really feel, permission to think my own thoughts, permission to not wait on life instructions, permission to be awesome, permission to not worry about others think, permission to think differently, permission to question…the list is endless.
Think for a minute.
- Who’s permission are you waiting on?
- How long are you choosing to wait?
- What will happen if it doesn’t come?
Growing up: it was parents, carers and authority figures.
In education, it was your teachers, the systems and the rules.
In the workplace, it’s bosses, managers, rules and regulations.
In society, it’s cultures, global beliefs, friends, acquaintances
Looking at the above, all your life you’ve been told to ‘get permission first’, usually from the most responsible adult in the room.
Someone else has said ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to your request.
Look around you.
Who’s in the room? Are you not the most responsible person who has the most authority about your life?
So the only permission you need to seek is your own.
Complete the following:
Today, I give myself permission to…what?
I give you permission to slap this on a post-it and carry it with you, I found it the other day on my new internet crack addiction (Pinterest)
‘YOU are the result of 4 billion years of evolutionary success. Fucking Act Like It’.
Until next time.
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