Personal freedom is a liberated life experience. It’s a state of being in which one is self-determined and self-directed. It’s the ability to choose, to explore, to dream, to self-define, to be who one authentically is and to be unapologetic about it. It’s a state of mind. It’s a way of life.
But how do we achieve it?
Truth is, it takes work to break out and break free. It takes effort for life to become more effortless, to get into flow. But here are five of the basics.
Five Steps to Personal Freedom:
LOOK yourself and your past straight in the eye.
“The unexamined life is not worth living,” said Socrates. Turn toward yourself. Step into truth. Get ready to become part of your own solution.
LEARN from all you’ve experienced.
Get curious, identify lessons learned, and commit to staying teachable. Thank your experiences – all of them – for how they’ve shaped you and for the riches you can extract from them.
LET GO of what’s been holding you back.
Push back against limitations and restrictive legacies. Break free from all the coping and ‘adapting.’ Start responding rather than reacting to life.
LISTEN for your one true voice.
Now that you’ve identified the inauthentic, begin hearing the authentic within you. And keep listening. That voice will grow louder.
LIVE your own life, nobody else’s!
Be yourself, believe in yourself, and become the fullest expression of who you are – and be uncompromising about it!