No One Needs To Give You Permission To Try
You see, as long as you wait for permission from others to take the next step, it means you are waiting for the right circumstances under which that permission can even be granted.
No one needs to give you permission to try.
I’ve been away for a couple of weeks, partially recreation, partially work and partially letting a transition sit and percolate for a while in the midst of just the right mix of inspiration, cheerleading and ass-kicking.
I’m on my way to the next level in my business. I’ve watched myself move through each stage in a perfect lifecycle of uneasy excitement, training wheels, full speed ahead, maintaining and then gearing up for the next move.
Each stage has just the right cadence and seems to begin and end exactly when it should. I’m so ready for this next one, and though it’s a bit scary, I have faith that it’s right and that I can, just like the last time, move into that space and fill it up.
Is this just luck? No. No, it’s not.
It’s the product of deliberate management of my fears, anxieties, trepidation and energy. It’s taking a leap with just enough foresight to know I won’t completely crash and burn. It’s an intentional immersion in the world of the people who are there already, to notice what it feels like to operate there.
It’s asking for help.⠀
It’s being vulnerable.
But most of all, it’s giving myself permission to try. Quieting the inner dialogue long enough to say yes.
I realized I’m a Questioner and to understand myself well enough to know that if I just keep asking questions I will get to the place where I can give myself permission. And if I ask them quickly enough, I can keep moving without that process holding me back.
You see, as long as you wait for permission from others to take the next step, it means you are waiting for the right circumstances under which that permission can even be granted. How long are you willing to wait for progress?
What’s going to happen if you try?⠀
What’s the worst that’s going to happen?
All it can do is make you more informed. And by my count, that’s a good thing.
This isn’t your practice life. Go out and get that thing you want. Take that next step. Dip your toe in the water or jump off the cliff.
The only voice that matters is yours.
Tell me in the comments…
What are you going to try next?
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