Stop waiting for permission from folks that do not matter. Whose permission do you need? You can pursue your dreams without them! What are you waiting on? Who are you waiting on? I used to sit and ask everyone for their opinions and permission to pursue my dreams. What in the hell was I thinking? Keyword “my.” I do not know why I thought I had to get their permission to take myself to the next level and achieve personal success. Remember success doesn’t require you to look out the window at others but it requires you to look in the mirror. You do not need anyone’s opinions to validate your dreams. There are only three opinions that matter in life: God’s opinion of you; Your opinion of God; and Your opinion of yourself. There are two truths in life. The first is that nobody will ever give you permission but they will give you reasons of why you shouldn’t. The second is that you don’t need anyone’s permission.
I really feel that I wasted so much time waiting to get validation from people that didn’t care about me. Success begins with a decision. Make it.
Ben Franklin said,
“So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.”