Yesterday, an insight struck me, after I officially pushed publish on my new niche site, the discover.ist:
You don’t need permission to create something.
I went from idea of thediscover.ist, to sketching what it could be, to buying a domain, hosting it on bluehost, setting up a wordpress account, designing and writing 5 short blog posts, adding a wishlist page and mailchimp newsletter and went live, all in an evenings work. Without anyone telling me no.
I repeat, You don’t need permission from someone else to create something.
You do, however, need to give yourself permission to believe that you can. That you are capable.
Validating an idea is a smart way to do things too, to avoid bad ideas and mistakes before you start. (Will It Fly by Pat Flynn from smartpassiveincome.com is a good resource for doing that)
But you don’t need permission.
You don’t need permission:
- to write
- to blog
- to podcast
- to dance
- to teach
- to start a business
- to create a course
- to speak
- to become a comedian
- to sing or start a band
- to disrupt the old
- to create!
you can just start doing it.
Perhaps in the past you needed permission, but in the pace of today’s change, no permission is required.
If you live in a free society and have access to the internet, there’s no excuse for sitting on your creativity, except yourself.
And when permission is required, there’s a rag-tag group of rebels that come to disrupt it.
Nobody puts baby in the corner.
Pat Flynn didn’t ask for permission to start the Smart Passive Income podcast
Banned or not, Ren McCormack is gonna dance.
Elvis Presley’s still gonna play that devil music.
Seth Godin didn’t ask for permission to write a blog post everyday.
Go create something.
— Josh Waggoner, Renaissance Man, May 5th, 2017, 10am EST.
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