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Permission to Be What I Am

by | Aug 16, 2010 | Self/Business Growth



Can you provide it for me?

Unfortunately, I’ve agreed that in order for me to be something, I need external validation to be so.

Things aren’t real and true because I feel them. They’re true when something bigger than me validates them.

They’re true when some else agrees.

Like you.

Will ‘credentials’ make me confident being what I am?

It’s easier to feel confident about what you’re doing when you have them.

An MBA will give me permission to have confidence as an entrepreneur.
A formal art education will allow me to paint and create without guilt, and scorn.
A literary agent will make me feel like a real writer.

I know I don’t need to rely on outside authority to proclaim I’m good enough to do what I feel.

I  just need to do it. And keep doing it.

Whether you or They like it or not.

I don’t need your ‘Go Ahead’.

Though I understand why I want it.

I need help sometimes. I need someone to tell me what the right thing to do is.

Except the only person who truly knows what I need to do is me. And I know that now.

I don’t need your permission.

It’s support and encouragement for those things most tender within me that I need.

I need space to be what I am. I need to feel that you respect my passion and my choices.

photo credit: Funkyah

Have you heard of the Personal MBA? This article was inspired in part by it’s Rule #1: You Don’t Need Permission. Thank you, Bill Boulton, for the reference.

Tara Joyce

Written by Tara Joyce

In 2008, I started this blog as I began working for myself. It is a reflection of my innerpreneurial journey, growing myself to grow my business. ABOUT ME

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