“A great leaders courage to fulfil his vision comes from his passion not his position”John Maxwell
I posted this to my Love Passion Legacy instagram today but a shortened version of it. I am rehashing is here as this is something I think many of my community struggle with.
Are you waiting for permission? I know I have been guilty of doing just that. You are waiting for someone to tell you that you’re good enough. To affirm that you have worked long enough or have finally achieved the right status.
You might be looking to get that nod from the local business board or church board or your best friend or favourite uncle. Whomever’s opinion you value.
But why do we do this? It is because we are all wired to keep ourselves safe. We do this ourselves by talking ourselves out of things before we start. We also feel the need to overshare our plans with others and then if we get a cautionary response we retreat. Yes in a war or fight that would be a good idea. But when it comes to dreams maybe we need to take a different approach.
I wanted to write you today that don’t need permission to follow your passion! It’s your passion. It was given to you, not them. It’s entrusted to you, not them. Treasure it. They won’t be the ones who look back and regret not having a go.
They don’t see the hours you’ve spent reading and studying and planning behind closed doors. They have not witnessed you on your knees praying for the answer to how to get this thing moving.
Stop waiting for permission to follow your passion and start working it into your everyday. Dreams are put in us for a reason and everyone’s passion and dream is unique.
Of course those you seek the approval from, who don’t like change and are threatened by what you want to do are going to discourage you. Probably because it makes them feel small and they fear the unknown.
Don’t tell them! Do it anyway! Find a championing squad. There are literally groups for everything online and around these days. You will find kinsfolk somewhere. Stay positive! Keep taking steps, you will gain momentum. It’s gonna be worth it.
Those whore have stopped you in the past will likely cheer you eventually but usually only after they see your successful. Even then they won’t grasp the significance of what you’ve done.
I’ll champion you, I’ll encourage you. We all deserve to follow our dreams. Stop waiting to be in the right position and for the right time. Start today. For your hearts sake, start today. Be brave. You can, be a super hero.
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