Don't Look Down

Project #365

#10 | Permission


The hardest challenge we face in life is the phantom of Permission. Permission to try, fail, love, lose, cry, laugh, buy, sell, run, hide...

The higher the stakes, the more foreboding Permission becomes.  And yet “waiting for permission” is a pervasive problem that many of us live with and don’t even know it.

But we have a choice. We can do one of two things:

  1. Treat the phantom as if it's real, dangerous and out to get us. Leak so much energy and emotion in trying to defeat, we have nothing left to do the very thing for which we fought it for.
  2. Recognise it for what it is. Nothing. And idea. A non-event, and most importantly a non-issue.

Look at the 3 key areas of your life – your work, your health, and your relationships. What are the changes that you’d like to make in each of these areas and why haven’t you made these changes yet?

Get the answers down on paper so you can see them and refer back. Chances are, that if you notice an area in which you haven’t made the changes you want to make, you are unconsciously “waiting for permission.”

Let it go. The difference in who you can be and what you can achieve is remarkable.