From Kindergarten until my senior year in High School, I had to raise my hand during class and ask for permission if I wanted to go to the restroom. Permission was often granted by the teacher. The act of asking for permission allows a teacher to have control over our possible disruptive behavior. My parents also required that I ask for permission before taking the car to go do something with my high school friends. Again, my parents wanted to have control over my possible harmful behaviors. I am so glad that I don't need to ask for permission anymore if I need to go to the restroom or go to the grocery store. However, there are times that I need to give myself permission to do certain things. I have habits or routines or even past experiences that have created mental barriers from allowing me to behave in the appropriate or desired way. I need to give myself permission to do what I desire to do. When we find ourselves in a rut or not able to overcome something, it may be that we must give ourselves permission to move on or try something new.
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.