In school, we learned that we needed to speak only when spoken to, stand in line and wait our turn and ask permission when we needed to go to our locker or the washroom.
All of this politeness is wonderful, until we realize 30 years later that we're still asking permission to be who we are or who we would like to become. We want others to give us permission to create and succeed.
This dependency on permission tends to destroy individual initiative. We spend far too much time waiting to see if what we want to do is really okay. We want someone else to validate our idea, goal or dream.
Leadership and personal growth are often no more than giving yourself permission to take action. You've already got God-given permission to live your dreams and reach your goals.
Start taking action today!