Today is Independence Day in the United States. It stems from the decision of the United States to officially declare independence from England back in 1776. Today it’s more known as a time to barbecue and get a paid holiday.
However, it’s also a day to think about your own independence. Even in the United States, most people aren’t really all that free. We’re indentured to debt, jobs we hate, limiting emotions, bad relationships, and a failure to achieve our goals and dreams.
What would it be like to be truly independent? By this I mean the ability to do whatever you want when you want it. The key to being truly independent starts with the right attitude. It comes down to being confident, assertive, and unconcerned about the opinions of others.
This doesn’t mean being an unfeeling jerk. However, it does mean that you pursue what you know to be right and do so all the time. You don’t worry about the detractors.
So, Happy Independence Day 2014. Today, if you’re American, you can celebrate our nation’s independence. However, regardless of your background, think about your own independence and how you can be more independent, financially, socially, and in your relationships.