I sat down last week and played my Taylor guitar for about an hour, for the first time in years.
I couldn’t believe that I had neglected something I love so much, for so long.
My passion for music hasn’t diminished. My time for music… that is another story for another day.
There are so many things I really enjoy that I have put aside for a number of reasons – time, job, family, convenience, moving on… that I realize I want to reconnect with.
If you have a put aside passion, take some time today to reconnect. You’ll realize how much you really need it. And that you need always make time for the things you truly love.
Looking around at success stories in business or in life, there is a few things that seem to be recurring themes:
- Success often follows unconventional behavior
- Permission to act isn’t usually sought, desired, or needed
Too often I run into people unwilling to risk because they need permission to act.
Risk entails potential loss. And just as potentially, great gain.
No one can ever grant you enough permission in the world that mitigates risk to zero. But many use the lack of permission as just that excuse to not act on whatever their desires are, because they are scared of the potential failure that may await them when they make the leap to chase their dream.
Don’t ask for permission. Weigh the risks. Go and do.