You wouldn’t think it would be difficult to do certain things in life, things like taking time to experience new things, relax, have a good time, do what others say you can’t.
But I think for anyone to be the ultimate person they are to be, you have to give yourself permission to give it a go, find out your limitations. Chances are you will surpass your wildest dreams.
For some this may come easy, but for others as myself you know the struggle. As a recovering workaholic, doing something other than working didn’t feel right. There were things that still needed done. Projects unfinished, deadlines, time-lines, expectations, etc.
Finally, I had to tell myself it was okay to leave it until tomorrow, or it will be there on Monday. Everything cannot be done in a day. I had to give myself permission to take some time to relax and recharge my batteries, go watch a movie, just have some fun.
I’m sure some of that comes from being raised from a determined single parent, that gives her all to provide. Other parts of it comes from our childhood where we had to ask for permission for the simplest of things such as, turning on the television, changing the tv channel, or even going outside to play.
As we turn into adults, sometimes we forget WE are the people that now answer that question to OUR children, grandchildren and even ourselves.
Remember, you’ve earned it, It is okay to give yourself permission!
It’s okay to give yourself permission to try that one thing you always wanted to do. Live that dream, try that challenge, finally show that person that said you couldn’t, that you could and in fact DID!
Give yourself permission, to write a book, be an artist, photographer, entrepreneur, traveler, philanthropist. Give yourself permission even to fail.
By giving yourself permission to try, you must also give yourself permission to fail. You have to accept the fact you won’t reach success on the first try every time 😉 but you will never reach success if you don’t at least try and accept the fact that sometimes it may not workout without more practice, trying, learning and experiencing.
If you do anything from this point forward, give yourself permission to be all that you can be.