Stop Waiting for Permission to Live Life in Colour

A Life In Black & White

“Cease negative mental chattering. — If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.”
Bruce Lee


Are you waiting for permission to write that book you’ve always threatened to write?


Waiting for permission to change jobs?


Waiting for permission to try self-employment and chase your dream business?


Waiting for permission to book that dream trip?


As you’re waiting time is sliding by.


Time has no respect for permissions.  It won’t freeze until you feel ready.  It will roll on regardless.


Put enough time together and we’ll soon be a lot closer to the end of our journey in life.  Do you want to reach that point with so many dreams left unfulfilled?  Do you want to reach that point still waiting on permissions?


Sadly, too many of us live our entire lives in this way.  We defer chasing our dreams because we don’t quite feel ready.  We don’t think we know enough.  We don’t think we have enough experience.  We don’t think it’s the right moment.


The truth is it will never be the ‘right’ moment if we don’t take a leap of faith at some point. Deferred living is like living life in black and white.  We know deep down there could be more.  We know things could be brighter.  We know things could be different.


Green Means Go

How do we get past this?


We get started.  We get out of the blocks.  We realise we may not know all there is to know but we get moving anyway.


We see through fear and excuses we may use to justify not doing something and we get started.


We put one foot in front of the other and commit to action. We know even small steps can add up.


Stop waiting on permissions that may or may not come.  Give yourself permission to go.  This is your life, live it in full and glorious colour.


Frictionless News

As well as the usual writing at The Huffington Post and Medium, I’ve been lucky enough to guest post on some amazing sites in the past few weeks with the following:

Minimalism is a Tool, Not the Destination at No Sidebar

The Five Greatest Gifts You Can Give to Those Around You at Purpose Fairy


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