Independence Day also called the 4th of July, is right around the corner. A day many of us spend with friends and family often around a backyard BBQ, with a cool beverage, enjoying each other and usually some fireworks. Independence Day is the day our founding fathers approved the constitution which declared our independence from England.
The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays probably because of its meaning and the simplicity of the day. While commercialized in modern times, there is no “need” to buy anyone anything like many other holidays. We’re encouraged just to spend the day as we’d like, with who we’d like, and hopefully enjoy some fireworks which have been the official way to celebrate this special day since 1777.
Several years ago on the 4th of July, I made some big changes that all started by declaring my independence from certain things and situations.
With Independence Day fast approaching, I thought it would be a great time to revisit this personally and to share with you some action steps that help declare our independence.
Let it Go
Don’t hold grudges; they weigh a lot and hold us back from independence and real happiness. Forgiving people doesn’t mean we have to like what they did, but we can’t expect to be FREE if we’re still “tied” to events that we don’t like. Let it go and move forward toward the happiness and independence you want. (this one was HUGE for me)
Set some long and short-term goals, big crazy ones too, share them with others, and get the support you need to achieve what you desire. Ideas in our heads are dreams, but when we speak them out loud, they take on a life of their own.
Go For It
We live in the United States of America. And while our Country has its flaws, it is the ideal place for anyone who wants something different in their life to be. We’re free to live where we want, work where we want, marry who we want, and just about anything else for that matter. Sure there are rules, and sure there are challenges, sometimes lots of them, but we live where dreams come true; it’s up to us to Go For It.
This Independence Day, as you let it go, declare it, and go for it, remember this final important piece, Ignore Others and Follow your Heart. You know what’s best for you; you’ve got this, if I can help in any way, please let me know.