Finding your own power means not having to ask for everyone’s approval. This could mean not directly asking for someone's approval or not engaging in approval seeking behaviours. As humans we want to be accepted by others, which is perfectly natural.
The acceptance we crave from others can sometimes stop us from doing things that are important to us, because of the fear of not being accepted. The reality of life is that not everyone will like us and that’s okay. The only real approval we need is our own. Give yourself permission to start that passion project or date that person. Whatever it may be, just forget what others may think. It’s your life and yours to live!