Sometimes I think I need your approval. For me to live my life.
Sometimes I think I need your permission. For me to do my thing.
Sometimes I think I need your praise. For me to feel worthy.
But every time I am fooling myself.
And just making myself feel stuck, trapped and unworthy.
Sometimes I get your approval.
Sometimes I get your permission.
Sometimes I get your praise.
But every time I am fooling myself thinking that that is what I need.
Because after the initial surge of energy, I start doubting your approval, your permission, your praise.
And before I know it, I am back to stuck, trapped and unworthy.
I need my approval. For me to live my life.
I need my permission. For me to do my thing.
I need my praise. For me to feel empowered.
Now, don’t get me wrong.
That doesn’t mean I don’t listen to your advice and wisdom.
That doesn’t mean I don’t seek out your help.
That doesn’t mean I keep saying to myself how great I’m doing when I’m knee deep in shit.
It means that I’m making the final call.
It means that I’m taking responsibility for my choices.
It means I’m choosing to believe in me and what I can bring into the world.
And yes, I’ll fail along the way.
And yes, I’ll be hurt along the way.
And yes, I’ll be disappointed along the way.
But that doesn’t need to extinguish my fire.
Because I can choose to keep it lit. To fuel it. To let it shine.
There’s no one else that can do that for me.
Only I can.
I choose to.
What choice do you make?
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