Pope's Law of Retroactivity says "It is easier to get forgiveness than permission."

There is a lesson here for acting on a strong gut-feel towards your cause, and perhaps not spend as much time seeking permission and the approval of others. The act of seeking permission and approval can instil doubt and fear, especially within a corporate situation.

Had their creators paused to seek permission, validation and approval before execution, how many of the world's greatest innovations would we not have today?