Permission to be awesome

In conjunction to the previously linked to, chesty xkcd cartoon, comes Steve Jobs from Merlin Mann:

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

I thank my fiance ( soon to be wife ) 10 times every day for being an amazing person and in my life. Don’t wait for hallmark holidays to tell people how you feel. Don’t wait until “when there’s time” to do what you love. Don’t wait for someone to hand you a business, a passion or a reason to get excited.


In fact, it’d be great if we could each skip needing outside permission to be awesome by not waiting until the universe starts tapping its watch.