Everything you need to be great is already inside you. Stop waiting for someone or something to light your fire. You have the match. –
Not that I’m prone to vandalism of street signs or anything, but I often wanted to have a little stencil made up that said “Stopping Yourself.”
I would use it to spray-paint stop signs and create the message:
It’s a bit cheeky, but really quite useful (if I do say so myself).
But I’m not going to do that, so I’ll say it here:
You have what you need (the raw materials at least).
You don’t need anyone’s permission (although you’re likely going to need allies and partners, at some point).
And, as someone once said: don’t wait ’til the iron is hot to strike, make the iron hot by striking.