Choosing your own path and creating a life of freedom sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? It’s something that a lot of people think about, yet many don’t actually dare to go out there and reach for their dreams.
In this short guide, you’re going to learn that achieving a life of freedom is not something that only happens in movies. Today, you’re going to learn how you can finally live the kind of life you’ve always wanted to live!
Figure Out What You Really Want To Do
You’ve got infinite possibilities in front of you, and choosing what you want to do for the rest of your life is a tough decision to make. But, that’s what life is all about – making tough choices.
You’re never going to run out of challenges, so you might as well make the most of it and follow your heart. At least then, you won’t mind so much since you love what you’re doing.
You see, that’s why passion is so important. When you’re passionate about something, you can do it day in and day out, and not feel like quitting. However, when you’re doing something you’re not even remotely interested in, then you literally drag your feet on the ground.
You think of ways you can skip that job or that task and hope someone’s going to come and rescue you. Alas, your knight in shining armor’s probably too busy rescuing someone else.
If you want to get away from a life you hate, then you’ve got to take matters into your own hands. You’ve got to stand up for what you believe in.
If you’re not happy with your current setup at work or in your relationships, then you need to do something. You can’t just go on social media and complain about your life. That’s not how you get your freedom.
If you want freedom, then you’re going to be freeing yourself. No one’s going to come and do it for you.
The first thing you want to do is to ask yourself what you’d rather be doing in your life. Find out what you’re most passionate about.
You may have a lot of interests. But not all of them are going to be your passion. List down everything you think you may want to do for the rest of your life. Then weigh the pros and cons of each option.
Sooner or later, you’ll find the one thing that will bring you the most joy and the most satisfaction, this is what you’re going to work towards. Fulfilling this goal will lead you to a life of freedom.
Plan The Steps You’ll Need To Take To Achieve Freedom
Once you’ve settled on a goal, then the next thing you need to do is to plan how you’re going to achieve it. Planning is the first step to actually pursuing your dream of living a life of freedom.
You can’t just randomly hope things are going to fall into place for you without you lifting a finger. You’re just going to disappoint yourself big-time.
Have a timeline for achieving your ultimate dream. Write down your short term and long-term goals. Plan where you’re going to be in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, and so on.
Now, your plan isn’t exactly going to be set in stone. Life is unpredictable anyway, even the best-laid plans can easily go awry. So, it’s best to keep your options open.
Knowing how to adapt and adjust is necessary when chasing dreams. If you find a better opportunity along the way that’s going to help speed up your timeline to achieving freedom, then, by all means, grab it!
Take Consistent Action
Your dreams aren’t going to come to life on their own. Someone needs to actually do something about it. That someone is going to be YOU.
If you think planning was hard, then wait till you start taking action! There will be times along the way when you’ll feel like giving up. There’ll be too many obstacles along the way.
You may start feeling like it’s going to be easier if you just go back to your comfort zone and do the things you’ve always done. You may think freedom isn’t worth it at all.
If you think that way, then you’re most likely chasing after the wrong goals! Remember, you have to be passionate about it. If you don’t have that burning desire to succeed, then you’ll find it hard to make your dream come true.
External motivation can only bring you so far, the drive to succeed must come from deep within you. You need to keep that fire burning from beginning to end. Else, you’re going to quit somewhere along the way!
When you’re chasing after freedom, it’s important to know that you’re going to need to let go of things that are going to hold you back. Consider them excess baggage. When you get rid of these things, you’ll find your journey will be so much lighter and you’ll get to your destination faster!
A good example of baggage you need to leave behind are the naysayers and the negative thinkers. You’re not going to get very far if you’re surrounded by these kinds of people. They’ll stop you from going anywhere. They’re going to drag you down by the ankles, so you don’t leave them behind. Does this sound familiar?
If you’ve got family and friends like these, then you better start thinking of ways you can avoid them. If you live with them, it’s going to be tough, but it’s not impossible to tune them out. You can even use them as motivation to help you work towards your goal and prove them wrong!
Obviously, positive friends are going to be better company than negative ones. So, seek out positive individuals who are going to give you the support you need. (Yes, people like these exist in the world. You just need to seek them out).
Let their positivity rub on you. Pretty soon, you’ll find yourself thinking optimistically. You’ll have a more positive outlook on the future, and your decisions won’t be clouded by negative thoughts.
Positive people will help you be accountable for your goals. This means they’ll push you and encourage you to move forward every time you fall off the wagon. They’re going to cheer your every success, and they’re going to be waiting for you at the finish line with a smile on their faces.
Taking action on your own is certainly very doable, but it’s harder than it looks. Really, one of the fastest ways you can reach your goal is by having a support system, and positive people are the best support network you can ever ask for!
Learn From Your Mistakes And Failures
There’s not a single person on earth who hasn’t failed at anything. Do you know anyone who hasn’t committed a single mistake or failure in life? I don’t think so.
Every one of us has made mistakes and failed at one time or another, some more than others. But that’s not what’s important. What’s important is that you learn from your mistakes and failures.
On your way to achieving freedom, you’re most probably going to fail lots of times. But don’t let that discourage you. Failure gets a bad rap because many people don’t know how to handle it. But it’s really not all that bad.
failing! That’s because they know that with every failure, they get something from the experience. And that knowledge will help them achieve their goals faster. So, they fail hard and they fail often, and they ultimately end up successful beyond their wildest dreams! Most successful individuals embrace failure and even look forward to.
People who run away from failure often don’t do anything with their lives. They hide away in their comfort zones, too afraid to step out and face difficulties along the way.
hey think failing is embarrassing. They hate the thought of being laughed at behind their backs. The truth is that those people backstabbing and laughing at you are probably in the same boat as you – they too are afraid of failure!
So, think about that the next time someone laughs at you when you stumble and fall. If they’re so perfect, shouldn’t they be living the life they’ve been dreaming of? I bet they wouldn’t have an answer to that question. Just ignore them and move forward with your plans.
Embrace Change And Grow As A Person
Change is the one constant thing in this world. The seasons change, people and places change. One minute you see someone or something you love, the next minute they’re gone. So, really, the best thing you can do is to enjoy life as it happens and create good memories along the way.
Creating a life of freedom will entail a lot of changes in your life. First, you will need to develop yourself – your attitude and your skills – to help you achieve your goals. You’ll need to learn new things so you can keep up with the modern world.
To help you grow faster, you need to initiate change yourself. You should be proactive, and not reactive. If you think you need to learn some new skills that will help bring you closer to your goals, then educate yourself. If you know you’ve got some bad habits that are going to drag you down, then figure out how you can undo those habits.
To start with, you can replace your bad habits with positive ones, but this is going to take some time. Building new habits require consistency and time, but since you’re in it for the long-haul, then you should take it all in stride.
You want to become a better person, you want to prepare yourself for a life of freedom. So, that’s what you’re going to do. You’ve committed yourself to this dream. You’re not about to let go now that you’ve made all your plans. You just need to work on it one day at a time. There’s no need to rush into things – take the time to think everything through.
When you accept change willingly, you demonstrate your flexibility. It’s an important characteristic when chasing life-changing goals. Without flexibility, you’re going to break down and give up.
But when you learn how to bend (or adapt), you become so much more accepting. You don’t immediately drown yourself in negative thoughts when something bad happens!
When you made the decision to choose your own path in life, you committed yourself to accept change, too. Because you know you’ll be leaving your old way of life behind and you’ll be transitioning to something new, something better.
Reject change, and you’re essentially rejecting freedom. Is that what you want to do? Live your life exactly the way it is right now until you leave this world?
Living a life of freedom doesn’t exactly mean languishing in material wealth, but at least you’ll be doing something that truly makes you happy.
We’ve only got one life. You don’t want to end up on your deathbed regretting the choices you’ve made when you were younger. For as long as you’ve got breath left in you, welcome change with open arms and continue fighting for the life you want to live.
Achieving a life of freedom requires commitment, discipline, integrity, and motivation. You need to be committed to finding success. You need the discipline and integrity to remain true to your goals, the motivation to keep on fighting every time a new obstacle appears in your path.
It’s going to be a long road ahead of you, but if you plan your strategy correctly, you should be able to see some light after some time. Lift your chin up and look towards the future – freedom is just right around the corner.