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You Have Permission

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“Dare to be great” is an inspirational quote that challenges people to get motivated and pursue their dreams. The idea suggests that achievement is a result of external encouragement. And, in many cases an external push goes a long way to help individual progress. But, extraordinary progress comes from the inside. Fiery speeches and emotionally charged challenges are easy to see as inspirational. Typically, a group benefits from the rhetoric and the communal rush results in incredible accomplishments. But, for an individual to exceed personal capability, that person only needs permission.

Faith
Permission typically looks like a parent or authority figure granting the ability for someone under their watch to do something. But, permission gets the best results when it is internally generated. A person realizes that their inner strength, or act of faith, can unleash power leading directly to significant achievement. Regardless of how any individual observes, or exercises their faith, the inner voice that guides decisions gives permission to dream bigger and to reach new heights. Exercise caution in blindly obeying faith. However, in selecting and pursuing any goal, faith needs to be understood. Whatever an individual believes will guide them to some accomplishment. The voice that grants permission determines the size and scope. The power is inside each of us whether to pursue a given goal or not. The choice is yours. Regardless, permission has already been granted.

Action
Permission means you have authority. Why wait any longer? Of course, problems and obstacles will surface. They appear, regardless. In most cases, they existed before the opportunity for action even appeared. But achievement, satisfaction and success is on the other side of the obstacles. People commonly have grandiose desires to express themselves creatively. Who does not dream of singing, writing, speaking, leading, performing, launching? The permission has been granted. Accept the assignment and take a chance in front of the audience. Yes, failure is a possibility. So, is a second and third chance. Permission is immune to failure. Upon seizing permission, pursuing additional aspirations gets easier. Courage to try again must be summoned. Yet, once permission is granted, it cannot be revoked. An individual may relinquish it. That is a choice. But, permission is granted. That is a gift.

Once permission has been granted, no one needs to double check. The recipient can now take risks. That person would be wise to use their best judgment. They also will want to use all the skills and talents at their disposal. But, no one needs to ask again. In that sense, permission is liberating. Permission empowers being responsibly selfish. Heck, it empowers being irresponsibly selfish! Simply, permission gives the power to be. And, it is available for the taking. Just receive it. Use it. Check back later to see the results. It is time to go!

By Glenn W Hunter
Principal of Hunter & Beyond

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December 7, 2016 - Posted by | Better Community, Better Person, Better World | , , , , , , , ,

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