May I, may I, may I? Asking someone for permission gives them the power to decide if what you want to do will be allowed or permitted. Say yes to yourself. Stop asking for permission. Don’t give away your power.
Don’t give away your power. (I said it twice on purpose.)
Yes, my neighbor has to ask permission to borrow my lawnmower. The lawnmower belongs to me, and I have the power to control who uses it.
Yes, I need permission to build an addition on my house. The township requires building permits for new construction.
Yes, I have to have permission to travel to certain countries.
You don’t need anyone’s permission to create
No, you don’t have to ask for permission to buy art supplies and draw.
No, you don’t have to ask for permission to paint ducks wearing shoes.
No, you don’t have to ask permission to compose music using rubber bands and pot lids.
May I, May I, May I?
Stop asking for permission from others to be yourself.
Stop asking for permission to be the artist you dream of.
Sometimes we don’t even ask because we have been conditioned to hear no, say no and do nothing.
The negative voices in our heads, stop us from trying.
Say yes to yourself.
Ask yourself this question, “May I be me?” Then say, “Yes.”
“All you have been waiting for is your own permission.”
― Pat Rodegast
I have hesitated on creative projects for the past several years. Books that are edited, and formatted, but I didn’t finish them.
Drawings that are still in my head, ink pens that are drying out with the lids uncapped.
This is the year where we stop asking for permission to create. This is the day we stop asking permission to create the art inside of us.Say yes to being you. Click To Tweet
Last year on my birthday in October, I got a tattoo on my right forearm of the word, yes.
yes in 60 point,Times New Roman, lower case. A daily reminder to say yes. Yes to creating. Yes to being me. Yes to finishing. Yes to publishing, yes to taking the lids off the ink pens and drawing.The only approval we need for the art we create is our own. Love yourself. Click To Tweet
“Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You
Permission: the right or ability to do something that is given by someone who has the power to decide if it will be allowed or permitted.
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We give away our power when we ask for permission.
Keep your power, stop asking for permission to be yourself. Create the art that is inside of you.
I would love to know how you are doing. Drop a comment below if you said yes to being yourself.