The young man stood, meek and cowed. An older, more aggressive bully was punching his arm. The young man knew he was strong enough and skilled enough to defend himself and overpower the bully. The young man never lifted a finger in self defense: he didn’t think he was allowed.
The young man was a skilled and talented athlete. He paid attention to his coaches and maintained a great attitude. During practice, many of his teammates goofed off and wasted the opportunity to improve. The young man wanted to tell them to pay attention. Instead, during the entire season he never said a word to them: he didn’t think he was allowed.
Today’s word: “permission.”
A definition of permission is “to allow, bestow upon and grant yourself full authorization and consent to assert and display your full potential, at all times and in all situations.”
It is always okay for thoughts and actions which progress you toward greatness. It is always acceptable to defend yourself against anyone who attempts to hold you back,whether your response is mental, verbal, or physical. Indeed, it is imperative that you display the maximum of which you are capable, always and forever. You always have permission to be great!
From September 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com