Have you thought about what freedom really means to you? Think about this a bit deeper, and ask yourself if it is beneficial to those around you and to the universe in general?
Is your expression of freedom a gift to the world, or just yourself and maybe a few people?
Our desire for success is usually related in some way to freedom. To the ability to make choices and do certain things. What is your priority list, and do you feel free?
As in most things, the concept of freedom is relative and personal as well as changeable. People living in developing countries will consider almost everyone in a developed country as having the freedom to do whatever they want, but the very same person transferring to live in a developed country may not feel that way after a few years. What changed?
Our perception of freedom is heavily influenced by our environment as well as our mindset. It is quite possible, though not usual, to feel free in a jail cell, especially if that is keeping the occupant from some terrible situation on the outside.
A Nelson Mandela quote about freedom that I love:
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
When you take action towards freedom, you need a strong “WHY” – most people have rather weak ones. What you need to understand is that it is not just about you. When you realize that, and act accordingly with the wind behind you (a burning desire), you are more likely to be successful.
This could be something like paying off your mortgage so your family is financially more secure,putting together decent education funds for your kids, retiring your spouse or parents or helping out your community or your favourite cause financially. Looking at more than yourself tends to give you a higher incentive to achieve those goals. It also feels GREAT!