We grow up in a world that is constantly asking for permission to do the things we want to do. In order to drive, you’ll need a license. In order to get a top paying job, we need the education and qualifications. We are constantly needing and seeking “permission” to succeed and do what we want. However, to do anything revolutionary, you can’t always think like this. If you wait around always seeking permission, you can never do anything great and rarely get much accomplished. You’ll spend months or even years waiting on others to say yes to you.
“Orville Wright never needed a pilots license.” – Gordan McKenzie
I think it’s interesting how people think they need qualifications or credentials to start their big idea. I have met tons of friends that want to start a business, but they think they need to go get that fancy MBA before they can move forward. When I first started my business, I had $100 in my pocket (which I spent on brochures and incorporation), and a dream for something better (thank God for my friend, Bekah who fed me!). I was simply armed with my brain and not much else. If you look at most big business founders, you will often find the same to be true. They don’t have the qualifications, traditional education or permission for their ideas. They lack what the world says they need. They simply have desire and drive to do something great. They don’t need permission. They don’t need approval. They just did what it took, started and moved forward. Stop seeking permission for your ideas and just get started.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.