“I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.” Julia Cameron – author, Playwright
Too often, girls think they need to ask permission for something to happen. And while this is an admirable quality in a toddler, as we get older, this desire to know in advance that this is OK comes back to harm us, causing us to hesitate, not go after what we want, wait patiently while someone else sweeps on in. When giving girls this advice to go boldly ahead, it needs to be tempered. There are definitely times when one should go ahead without asking – like auditioning for the school play – go ahead and try it. Taking advanced math – great idea. Cutting school and playing hooky, not so good. As always our choices need to be tempered with reason and a sense of what is right and wrong. Going ahead without asking permission is not an excuse for bad decision making or choices. Going boldly ahead without waiting for permission is an excuse to go after our dreams. Knowing the difference between good and bad choices is a step towards maturity. Have a wonderful day.
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