I shared this quote in the New Beginnings newsletter that hit inboxes yesterday. In a simple, succinct thought, Thoreau highlights our all-too-frequent tendency toward self-consciousness, while at the same time offering an elegant solution.
Whether consciously or otherwise, we often look outward before deciding how, when, and whether to act. What if instead of seeking approval from family, friends, and colleagues, we simply allowed ourselves permission to just be our authentic selves?
As we begin a new year, can you give yourself permission to be you?