Hi, this is AJ McClary and I want to talk to you today about something that you’re probably experiencing right now in at least one life area. Everybody goes through this, especially if you live in Western Culture and grew up in an environment where you couldn’t take action on something without asking permission first. It’s basically programmed into our subconscious and it’s a habit we all need to break if we’re going to be successful. And that is what we’re talking about today!
So what habit do all of us purpose seekers need to break? It’s the need for approval from external authorities. I realize most of us grew up in environments where we had to ask permission first. Our whole world is set up this way. And…most of the time, it’s unnecessary and it’s holding you back. Even worse, a lot of us are looking for permission slips from the Universe expecting God or our Spirit Guides or Angels to tell it’s okay to move forward in an area we’d like to explore in our lives.
We look for approval from our spouses and parents and even our children, wondering what they might think or whether they would accept us for the direction we’re taking our lives. The truth is that it’s not very likely, most of the time, that we’re going to get acceptance from all of these people—especially if the direction we’re going challenges what they perceive to be “safe”.
What really moves our soul forward and creates the biggest strides of growth for us is rarely the safe and easy route—but it’s always the most rewarding and fulfilling. Those “permission slips” we put out there, they’re for children. They’re not for adults. We don’t need anybody to validate our purposeful work in this world. We certainly don’t need anybody to give us permission to live the life we wanna live.
This goes for the idea of impressing big shots too. Other people do not make you successful. You don’t need the approval from Wayne Dyer or Deepak Chopra to validate what you’re doing. I say this from experience. I used to think “If only I could impress someone like Marie Forleo, I’d be set”. It doesn’t work that way. I don’t need anybody’s permission to do the work I want to do in the world and neither do you.
If we’re going to stand in our purposeful work, we’ve gotta BURN those permission slips. We need to do the work our soul wants to do, not to impress others, but to move our soul into the direction it wants to go.
So I wanna hear from you, what permission slips do you need to burn? Who have you made an authority in your life? Leave a comment below.
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This has been AJ McClary, thank you so much for watching!