A lot of times people aren’t accomplishing more because they aren’t taking permission. Stepping out and taking permission to do what you need to do to be who you want to be is one of the scariest things you will ever do. Why? Because it’s something you haven’t done before, it takes courage and it makes you better.
Here are 3 specific things that taking permission actually does for you:
1. It takes care of fear.
Before we step out and do something, our minds can play out scenarios in our heads, and it usually the worst-case scenarios. Once we step out it takes care of all that. Fear goes to the side and the more we step out, the more comfortable we become with it. Anytime fear comes up, step out in faith and immediately conquer it. That’s what starting does for you. It takes care of over-thinking it and says, “I’m in.”.
2. It gives you authority.
Once you take permission to do something, there is nobody that can take that away from you. You have now taken a huge step. You are saying that whether or not you are fully ready for it, you’re going for it. That’s the thing… If you wait for when you are fully ready for something, you will never go after it. Authority comes when you step out, no matter where you are at in the process.
3. It forces you to commit.
There have been a few times where I have feared the unknown, but I stepped out anyways. Maybe you know what I am talking about. It forced me to commit before scaring myself out of it. Sometimes this is the very thing we need. Committing before chickening out. When you commit to something, the first step is done and perseverance has begun. You can’t strengthen perseverance, dedication and will until you are given a chance to. Taking permission is your first step in the journey and helps instill other qualities along the way.
To review this, taking permission takes care of fear, gives you authority and forces you to commit. Maybe you have a situation where you need to apply taking permission right now. You have been afraid to take the first step and you just need to begin. You have had this desire burning in your heart and you need to do something with it. You need to take the first step because you need to do something. Let me encourage you to step out, move on and keep going in the process. We all have something to give, but we have to take the first step. Go and take the first step, today.