Freedom. Have you ever paused to think about it? Better yet, have you ever taken the time to think about what it really means to be free? It’s actually something that many of us take for granted on a daily basis. As Americans, we generally have the freedom to do what we please with little limitation.
This freedom that we speak of allows us to chase dreams, to take advantage of opportunities, and to really live our lives how we choose. William Faulkner once said, “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” Of course, there is a big difference between claiming something and actually taking action.
The fact that we reside in a free country doesn’t necessarily mean we are living a free life. There are many other factors that can hold us back from truly enjoying and practicing what we like to call “time freedom” including money, mindset, careers, and the list goes on. Take a moment and think about it, what is it that is holding you back from living a life where you practice time freedom day in and out? Maybe you will find that there’s nothing or maybe you will identify something that you need to work through.
Oftentimes when this type of self-reflection takes place, there’s a common limitation that people bring up and it happens to be their jobs. When it comes to the standard nine to five, freedoms are limited. Vacation requests are required for time off, lunch is limited to a certain time frame, you are typically required to dress and act a certain way, the boss determines your goals and you have to work within certain parameters to achieve those goals, and the list goes on. While we are blessed to have the freedom to choose our jobs and careers we do so knowing that certain jobs will limit our freedoms in one way or another.
When it comes to careers and generating income, nothing compares to the freedom of an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs have the freedom to determine their goals and how they would like to achieve them, they determine their hours and their business model based on their lifestyle and business goals, they choose when to work and when to take a vacation and the list goes on. Entrepreneurs have the freedom to work how they choose. But, that’s not even the best part…
There’s a fantastic saying, “find your passion and it’s no longer work.” We all have the freedom to follow our passions and let them drive what we do in this life. And, when we get to work on things we are passionate about day in and out, it really doesn’t feel like work. Rather, it feels like purpose. At the end of the day, that’s what most of us really strive for.
So, that poses the question, what good is this freedom if we don’t exercise it? What good is this freedom if we don’t take every chance we have to better ourselves and positively impact others while we are at it?
Far too often we let one word stifle our action, fear. Many of us are held back by fear of losing, fear of failure, fear of looking silly, fear of being judged, fear of what others think, and even fear of success. Fear drowns action which takes freedom down with it. Don’t let fear steal your freedom from you. Rather, let your daily action fuel the freedoms you enjoy.
At New Earth, we understand the importance of freedom and are dedicated to providing you a vessel to follow your passion and practice your freedom daily.
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