You Don’t Need Anyone’s Permission
When will you quit waiting for someone else to give you permission to go after the life that you truly desire?
Quit waiting for someone else to give you permission to live how you want to live. The only person you need permission from is you. Because you don’t feel like you have permission, you are not taking action or doing what is required to create the life you want. If we truly realized how short life is, I believe we would make bigger requests, and we would take massive action to build what it is we truly want inside of our life.
I’ve personally spoken to so many different men and women over the years who have this sense of feeling unworthy. They want to accomplish certain goals, that they feel called to do. They feel like they were created for something much bigger inside of their life. Yet, they can’t get themselves to take the first step. It’s like they’re waiting for this hypothetical person to come into their lives and permit them to finally take action.
That person does not exist outside of yourself. You are the one who needs to make a choice, who needs to realize that you are good enough. That, “if it is to be it’s up to me.” You need to quit worrying about what other people think, quit allowing the perceptions of others dictating your choices inside of your life. You need to not care about what others will think and make a choice to take a stand for yourself and your life. You and you alone can decide to go after what it is you want.
I’m here to tell you; you are enough; you are worthy. Only you can give yourself permission to go after your Legacy Lifestyle. The moment you realize that, will be the moment your life will change forever. If you feel this deep down desire to do more, to be more, to impact others, to start the business you’ve always wanted to start, to help the people you’ve always wanted to help, to be in a relationship you’ve always wanted to be a part of, it starts with you. Give yourself the permission to go after what you want and then don’t stop until you get that life.
A good friend of mine, Michael Pewall, told me a story of a coach who used to preach to him and his teammates all the time about “decide and do.” Meaning, there is no time to wait. In athletics, in competition, you don’t have the luxury of thinking about it. If you sit, you wait, you hesitate, you lose. The same is true in life. We don’t have the luxury to sit and wait. There are no guarantees in life. It might all end today. It might all be over tomorrow. So, why would you wait? If you have a strong desire deep down inside of you to move, and to go, to do what it is that you’ve always wanted to do, I recommend you go. Decide and Do. Give yourself permission to start putting one foot in front of the other.
When you talk to those who are near the end of their life, and they are asked what their biggest regrets are it’s never the dollars they wished they would have had in their bank accounts or the extra hours they wished they would have put into their business. It’s the regret of not taking action on what they always felt they were called to do. Their regrets concern the relationships or the time they wished they would have spent with those who mattered most to them. Don’t wait until you are at the end of your life to look back and say, “I wish.” All because you weren’t able to give yourself permission. All because you weren’t willing to go after what it was that you felt deep inside of you was true.