Seek Progress Not Permission
We spend time in our heads. Imagining what might go wrong. Feeding our insecurities and letting them lead us. The longer we allow it the further we stray from our hearts.
Action is the only cure.
But we think we need permission first. We need others to understand. We're afraid of disapproval, disappointment, discouragement. We're accustomed to conformity and comfort. But comfort doesn't make us stronger, and comfort isn't happiness. It gets boring after a while, things atrophy without stress.
The only person you need permission from is yourself.
Do you really want this and do you know why?
Is your heart truly in it?
Those answers can only come from within.
Once you're sure of what you want and why then you have to act accordingly. And keep it that way. You don't need anyone else's permission to follow your heart. No one is going to stop you if you're persistent and patient enough. And you'll be surprised by what can happen if you focus on one thing for long enough.
Everything normal now was weird once. That's progress.
Seek progress. Not permission.