Independence Day. A day most of the nation unplugs and celebrates the freedoms which serve as the backbone of America.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
But when do you ever stop to celebrate your own greatest personal freedom?
As humans, regardless of birthplace or nationality, we all possess the freedom to choose our thoughts. Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl described this as the “last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”
Standing where you are, you have some life-shaping decisions to make. You get to decide if the weight of your current situation will keep you stuck where you are or if you will summon your innate strength and move forward anyway. You get to decide if the opinions of others are more important than the opinions you have for yourself. You get to decide if you will allow yourself to fully evolve into who you were created to become or if you will continue to play small and die well before you ever stop living.
Life is fraught with challenges, and while at times we can’t avoid them we certainly enjoy the freedom to decide how we will respond to them.
The quality of your life depends on it.
It’s a great day to be you!