I chose the image of this blog post out of personal love for who Fela Kuti is. He was one of the few individuals who never looked back to pursue his passion and give his purpose a voice. An African Legend who become great by simply not asking for permission to be himself.
Quit asking for people’s validation on who you are or what you want to be. You don’t need nobody’s permission to run your own race. you know what it means to ask for permission? It means you don’t even BELIEVE too deeply on what you set out to do.
What happens when a young man wants to transform his amazing idea into an entrepreneurship. He asks his bosom friend who loves playing it safe. “No he says. There are to many obstacles on the way”. And that dream never happens.
What happens when you want to audition for a singing competition worth millions. And it comes with a record deal with a structured label. A perfect package to launch you into stardom. And you seek the consent of your family who says “no way, there are too many good people contesting. You don’t have a chance. You know you are a shy girl, no need trying.” Next you believe them and never gives it a shot. That opportunity to make your dream is lost.
Stop asking for permission to pursue your dreams. Start taking the necessary steps to bring them to fruition!!
Stop asking for permission to be yourself, to pursue your greatest passion. Great people don’t!!!