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September 8, 2019

What is Your Definition of Freedom?

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I jumped on a Masterclass call put on by Garrain Jones, Emile Stenveld, and Joel Brown. It was all about uprooting the barriers you’ve placed on yourself and stepping into your freedom, because from freedom comes our greatest joy. We made a ton of progress in a short amount of time, and heard some inspiring stories, but then Joel asked a question at the core of the entire conversation. What is your definition of freedom?

In the Masterclass, what was interesting to see was the diversity in the responses. Some people spoke specifically about how freedom would come from solving the biggest challenge in their life or career, but I came from the opposite end of it with a very broad and general answer. To me, freedom is doing whatever I want to do, whenever I want to do it.  

Joel alluded to this again later, and he made an important distinction.  Joy isn’t always a celebration. It isn’t always the big reward and the extravagant lifestyle. He talked about something that I identify with, which is that a balance between responsibility and fun is where he finds his joy.  

So, it’s the freedom to work hard on the things that excite you and energize you. It’s the freedom to take care of yourself and invest in yourself knowing that it’s a requirement of who you want to be. So, now I ask you this, what is your definition of freedom?

You have the key to your own prison, it’s time to let yourself out.

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