This Monday July 4th the United States will celebrate Independence Day, when this country’s founders declared their independence from British rule. Independence Day was a significant event for this country, as it marked a change in direction from the way things had been toward a new direction the world had never seen.
As I think about this holiday, I can’t help think about the things in our own life that we can declare independence from. These may include:
- Unhealthy habits
- Negative environments
- Limiting beliefs
- Toxic relationships
- Societal pressures
- The status quo
The founders of the United States could have decided that things were really “not that bad” or “good enough as they were” and gone with the flow. Instead, they had a vision of something better and chose to declare their independence from British rule.
What’s encouraging is that we have the same capacity to choose independence for ourselves.
Where in your life would you benefit from declaring independence? Determine what that area is and take action to become independent and begin changing the course of your life for the better.