Today is the Fourth of July and in the United States it is Independence Day. We celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. independence from Great Britain. As I sit in my backyard on this national holiday, I wonder what would mark your Personal Independence Day?
Robert and I started brainstorming what could be considered marks of a Personal Independence Day. We came up with a small list of days you could declare and commemorate as your personal day of independence; by gaining:
Financial Freedom – you are living with more than enough money to meet your needs and you have sufficient passive income that allows you not to have to exchange time for money. All of your bills are paid and you pay-off every bill monthly.
Self-Employment Freedom – you work for yourself and bring in a sufficient income to live very comfortably. You don’t have to worry about making ends meet you are gainfully and successfully self-employed. You have a thriving business.
Freedom from an addiction or bad habit – You have stopped smoking, drinking, overeating, or eliminated some other habit that is holding your back from being the best person you can be.
Freedom of home ownership – You are in the home of your dreams and you not only “own” your home, but you own that home with no mortgage.
Empty nest freedom – One of the best compliments to a parent is for their children to leave their parents’ house and find a success life of their own. The parents are then free to travel and regain their sense of independence.
Project completion freedom – What better feeling than to know that you have successfully complete a project you have worked on diligently for weeks, months, or years.
Marking your personal independence day may be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Our Founding Fathers planned for the day and worked towards it. It didn’t just happen spontaneously. Here’s my challenge to you. Today, mark on your calendar your personal independence day. Pick a realistic date in the future when you will be free of some burden that is holding you back. Mark it now and commit to working toward that freedom. One day at a time, by committing to work toward it five minutes a day, everyday.
What’s your Personal Independence Day?
Share your date and source of freedom in the comments.