The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. (Ayn Rand, late Russian-American novelist)
There are some work places where enterprise and initiative among employees are frowned on. In those places you have to have permission from someone with more authority before you can try something new or different. Rand’s question is good for the rest of us. We’re not looking for consent; we just want to follow our instincts and move ahead without opposition.
It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good; and to be so always (Galatians 4:18).