If you are going to have the life or career you want, you need to stop asking for your boss's permission to be amazing.
Try reflecting on why you're giving their opinion of you and your capabilities more weight than your own.
You might find that you're waiting to acknowledge your capabilities only in response to another's approval and validation. Ask yourself if instead of driving towards what's important to you and your life you're just in it for the next validation "fix".
To be amazing requires no-one's validation but your own.
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