You miss 100% of the chances you don’t take.
Sounds like an obvious statement doesn’t it?
Let me put it this way, if you wait for other people to give you permission to do something, you’ll live your life according to their vision.
So don’t wait, get busy living your life.
This adage doesn’t give you a wildcard to behave like an inconsiderate ass, while claiming ‘assertiveness’.
So a small check for yourselves, “am I being excellent to one another?”
if true then proceed. if false then re-frame your actions until true and then proceed.