Is how passive it is.
How easily it allows you to ignore the green lights
Your Creator already gave you.
How at the core of it, its a lack of belief
That you are here for a reason.
For some of us, it means giving someone
Who can’t even spell your name
The right to tell you who you are.
Awaiting validation is ill-fitting for hope,
Too short sighted for grand visions,
And gives too much power to individuals
With a lot of other things on their mind.
If breathing had to be approved of by others
Many would have died of asphyxiation long ago –
And yet our contributions and ideas die quietly within us hourly,
Waiting for someone we admire to give us a nod.
Better to just decide-
If what you have to contribute matters at all,
It is too important to only do it at the whim of others.
Validation is for parking
~Austin Kleon, Steal like an artist