Independence & Money
As we celebrate independence day it’s a great time to reflect upon the meaning of independence. Most would say freedom and independence are the same. That’s not even close, freedom is not independence, freedom is inferior to independence. Freedom simply is a sense of having the ability to come and go, mover freely through society. Independence is the individual freedom of action, freedom of creativity, freedom of financial lifestyle and life experience.
An individual can be free and still be dependent. Yet no individual can be truly independent and have any concern about freedom. An entrepreneurial spirit is independent. Fully self-reliant. It’s important to understand that self-reliance is not selfishness it’s the opposite. Self-reliance helps make an individual practice selflessness. A desire to create and produce for the welfare and betterment of society. The great gift our founding fathers provide us was true independence, that should never be confused with freedom.
Ok, so how does this relate to money. Well, freedom will not be in direct proportion to wealth creation. Independence on the other hand is directly proportionate to wealth creation. Independence is a state of mind which produces thought in the power of abundance. The independent person does not find themselves in a state of limitation. Your independence provides you with a clean canvas each day to paint your own success, that which you truly desire. Nothing can stop a burning desire that is correlated with personal integrity, honesty and strong moral compass. These are the traits that will manifest wealth and riches which are to be used. One of the great misunderstood principles is the law of cause and effect. Too many have determined that the ends justify the means and thus competition is a zero sum focus. Nothing could be further from the truth of cause and effect.
Your beliefs about money have been ingrained from your socialization, mostly this is learned and passed won within the family. Possibly you were taught that money is evil, or that money is scarce, worse yet money is only available for others. All of these beliefs directly impact your ability to create wealth for you and your family. This is usually reinforced by the thoughts of those things you wish to avoid. Whatever your thoughts create is what your environment and circumstances will look like. Presently you are the sum total of all your thoughts to date. This is the essence of independence. No one else is responsible or accountable to your circumstances, that ownership belongs to you. Many who have accepted freedom have denied true independence as they need security. Any sense of security causes dependence. Regardless of what you are dependent upon any such dependence limits your ability to enjoy the power of limitlessness. All limitations are personally inflicted. Sadly we all fall victim to our own sense of limitation. The really successful people are those who embrace independence with a comfort of self-reliance and self-sufficiency. The growth of wisdom in this cause and effect develops the desire to help others through a sense of selflessness. The full circle then closes with wealth accumulation. Compensation is in direct proportion to the amount of service you provide. A sense of independence allows for you to embrace a continued level of service to others with the confidence that you will enjoy ever increasing compensation in direct proportion to the service you provide.
Hopefully you will gain a sense of awareness as to the difference between freedom and independence and how that difference will impact your ability to become financially independent.
PS enjoy a magnificent safe and happy 4th of July filled with Burgers, Apple Pie and Ice cream. All the staples of American Independence.
YOUR Best Interest IS OUR ONLY Concern!