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Your Permission Slip

Date: ___/___/___

To Whom It May Concern,

I, __________________________ (Your Name), as the sole legal guardian and the person completely responsible for __________________________ (Your Name), give __________________________ (Your Name) permission to do whatever is necessary to live the life he/she truly desires. Not the life he/she pretends he/she wants when he/she talks to other people, but the one in his/her dreams. He/She knows which one I mean, and he/she knows what needs to be done to make it real.

I hereby grant him/her full permission to be the very best, truest, most authentic version of himself/herself, without regard for just how damned crazy or outrageous his/her idea seems to others. He/She was born for this!

I understand by allowing him/her this freedom that there are certain accompanying risks, and that engaging in the above described activities will be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding—more so than he/she is capable of understanding. I understand his/her physical, mental, and emotional limitations and I consent to him/her attempting to live his/her best life in spite of his/her shortcomings. His/Her strengths are greater than he/she imagines, and they will be enough to allow him/her to succeed, even though he/she doesn’t yet understand this.

I understand his/her attempting to live this life and achieve his/her dreams is no guarantee of success, and that it will require a massive effort on his/her part to be as great as he/she is capable of becoming. He/She will from this point forward give it his/her unrelenting best effort.

I understand that engaging in these activities is completely voluntary, and I understand that he/she runs the risk of alienating those who believe that his/her life should conform to their limited view of what is possible. I understand that his/her friends, family, co-workers, and strangers will criticize, mock, condemn, and disapprove of his/her actions, and that he/she will have to suffer through their criticism, and may even suffer the loss of some lifelong friends and acquaintances.

I understand that he/she may fail. I consent to allowing them to go down in a blaze of glory rather than suffer a long, painful life of mediocrity and conformity. I have carefully considered these risks and hereby consent to accept them because he/she wasn’t born for mediocrity or conformity, but was instead born for greatness. He/She was born to grow and to contribute, and the sooner I allow he/she to get started, the sooner we will all benefit from his/her contribution.

He/She need no longer wait for permission from anyone else and is hereby authorized to begin immediately living his/her dream.

In case of an emergency, please pick his/her ass up, dust his/her ass off, and march his/her ass straight back into the fray, regardless of the number of times he/she fails, and regardless of how battered or bruised he/she may seem. He/She may not blame others for her failure, and you are hereby authorized to remind him/her of this fact as you put them back in the arena.

Signed (Your Name): ________________________________

Date: ____/____/_____

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