“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Keep this in mind whenever you are trying to figure out how to achieve freedom from your issues. If you are expecting someone to give you freedom, you will be sad to know that they cannot free you from your issues. The only way you can get the freedom you seek is through you doing what it takes and sticking with the plan that is in place for you.
The problem that exists with freedom is similar to money: people want it without having to work for it. This is a big problem because if you expect for something to be free, you do not truly appreciate the value of what you are getting until you have to work for it or it’s gone. When you have to work for it, it has a greater meaning to you to where you value what you have accomplished.
I am reminded of how I valued living with my mother versus living on my own. It was easy living at home with my mother, but I never truly appreciated all that she had to do in order to make sure that the bills were paid, food was in the house, and everyone was taken care of until I had to do it on my own.
When I had to do it for myself, I had no clue what I was doing in the beginning, but I learned on the fly. As I saw what all I needed to do to make it work, I knew that I needed to step up to the plate. I was willing to work my fingers to the bone just to make sure I stayed out because I did not want to return home to be treated like a kid at the age of 20. It definitely paid off because I have not returned home to live since 2002. I value being out on my own a lot more because of what I had to go through to achieve the goal of being “the king of my castle.”
If you want your freedom, you got to go and get it! You got to decide if you want to pay the price or simply accept to be held captive by your own fears. Let’s remember that freedom will not come to you unless you are willing to pay the price and do what it takes to achieve it.
Will you pay the price and do what it takes to achieve your freedom?
-Michael J. Fite