Got something that needs to be done?
Something you want to do?
But you are waiting, waiting for the right moment. Or when you feel like it. Or for permission?
I tell you now. You are never going to feel like it. The only person who can give you permission is you. And the only right moment is now .
One afternoon while I waited to have an X-ray, two women sat across from me. They were an interesting contrast. One lady sat straight in the chair, looked to be about fifty. The other, her friend, slumped over her knees and was probably about thirty.
The slumped lady was confiding to her friend that she really wanted to go back to school and get a degree in psychology, and her friend was providing her with all the reasons why she couldn’t and shouldn’t.
I wanted to speak up but I didn’t. I went back to school after nearly ten years and got my degree in biology, so I wanted to tell her to go for it. And I have since regretted I didn’t go further and pursue more courses.
This woman wanted permission. Oh how I can relate to that! Most women are taught to seek approval before we act.
So if you want to do something. Do it. Because you are never ever going to feel like it. It’s never going to be the right time. Few are going to be on your side. You have to just shut up and do it.