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I want everyone who reads this post to do one thing today. Actually, you should do it this very second.

I want you to quit pretending like there is going to be a moment where someone walks over to you and says “Hey there, It’s your turn to be amazing today!”

Stop pretending like things are going to get better on their own, or that a business is just going to build itself, simply because you had a great idea.

Stop waiting for the light to turn green. Just look to both sides to make sure there’s at least a shot of making it across the intersection and run the damn light! Why the hell is there a light there anyway?

As soon as you can do that, you are one step closer to becoming the real you. Closer to being the person you were always meant to be.

So right freaking meow, before you move another muscle. I want you to…

Stop waiting for permission to pursue your dreams.

I want you to stop doubting yourself and give in to your inner winner.

I want you to stop talking in the mirror as if you hated yourself, and start telling yourself something specific you want to accomplish each day.

I want you to stop yourself every time you try to bring yourself down. Stop letting the world inside of your mind run over you. Seriously, quit that shit.

Quit waiting for someone to tell you what you can or cannot do in this world.

Quit thinking that you have to live your life one way or another. Quit thinking that you have to do things today the same way you did them yesterday. Quit thinking of yourself as second class.

Stop thinking that the purpose of your life is to serve as a cog in some other mans machine. Sure, some people make great cog’s, but not you.

Stop acting like you can’t go out tomorrow and make something happen on your own. Like you couldn’t go out right now and do something that would help you be a happier more fulfilled version of yourself.

Stop pretending that the world is not malleable. That everything you want is not within your reach. You just have to be willing to go out and grab it.

Stop thinking that you are incapable and just do it! Do something new, do something completely out of character. Surprise a friend, kiss that girl, change your routine. Do something. Anything to shake the machinery of monotony. The habits of humanity that so many of us refer to as life.

Start waking up each day with the thought that you are meant to do something special with your life. Reassure yourself that you are not just another purposeless pawn, professional this, hourly that, or salaried brat.

Quit your job and start that company you’ve been talking about. Ask that redhead on the airplane out for a date. Do something that makes life last.

Because it is in those moments that time stands still. It is in those moments that we can live forever. The brief moments in time, when we define who we are and what we will become.

So stop asking for permission. Just go out there and break some shit!

Maybe a leg, maybe a bank account. Maybe just your own ego. Whatever it is you need to break, then break it. Whatever you need to do, then do it.

Test yourself. Find out what you are capable of by pushing yourself to the brink. Because it is in that moment when you will find the person you have been looking for all along. Then, and not a second sooner.


4 replies
  1. JustGuy
    JustGuy says:

    What if I don’t know how would I deal with jealousy of others who trash my effort and feel like a threat to me?
    What if I don’t know what should I do if some guys attack me and my girlfriend and I become unable to defend her?
    What if I get amazing skills and some stronger fear claims their power over me to become their slave and slave for the bad things in the world?
    Such excuses got running through my mind, because actually I was successful for a long time in my life, always having my efforts trashed and always with fear that my inner potential could be used wrong way.

    • Raymmar Tirado
      Raymmar Tirado says:

      Much of your comment relies on the opinion of others. I would encourage you to not give others that much power over your decision making process.

      Most of the time, we are our own biggest roadblocks to success. So find a way to get out of your way. And focus on doing you. Let others worry about themselves and as long as you are doing things with the intention of bettering yourself then there is not a whole lot that you can do wrong.

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

    • Raymmar Tirado
      Raymmar Tirado says:

      P.s. the post is titled stop waiting for permission. It seems you are waiting for permission from others as well as for permission from yourself. Don’t do that. Just do something!

      • JustGuy
        JustGuy says:

        Yeah, only the world where I am making myself miserable feels like more secure than the world where I am doing my best.
        If I’m doing my best, it feels like I’m creating something that others will want to destroy. I’ve experienced it verbally many times from folks telling me things along lines of “that crappy shit succeeded AGAIN”.
        And I felt guilty.
        I felt scared that if they attack me this way, somebody may attack me even stronger.
        Another concern is fear to become involved into wrong communities by chance or by force and maybe someone will want me to slave for them and do bad things. It may sound like a movie, but I suppose such things do exist in the world and my experience with jealous people taught me to never expose my skills in a bragging manner.
        I feel like I need to use them only when it’s necessary and worth it.
        Thanks for your great stuff, dude.

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