Midnight Motivation: Permission

Ayn-Rand quote

As much as they can be our liberators too, three of our biggest obstacles to success are our culture and society, our immediate circle of people, and ourselves. What they have in common is they all have the power to stop us, limit us, control us. They all define right and wrong, capable and incapable, possible and impossible, and through this, we make certain choices, choose certain roads, and travel to certain destinations. But we need to start, or ensure that we are, defining life on our own terms. It all begins with asking ourselves, who are we asking permission from? We have the capacity to achieve and succeed in anything as long as we believe we can and we put time and effort into filling that capacity. We do not need boundaries or limits. We do not need other people’s favour or approval. We need focus and perseverance. Let’s not ask permission from anyone else other than ourselves, and let’s not be the ones to stop ourselves. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

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