Ask for forgiveness, not permission

If it isn’t going to devastate those around you, try it and then justify it. People — whether parents, partners, or bosses—deny things on an emotional basis that they can learn to accept after the fact. If the potential damage is moderate or in any way reversible, don’t give people the chance to say no. Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitant to get in the way if you’re moving. Get good at being a troublemaker and saying sorry when you really screw up.

— The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

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