THIS WEEK, the United States celebrated Independence Day on the 4th of July. It’s a day of barbecues, fireworks, and pride-filled celebrations.
I love the idea of celebrating independence, and not just my country’s. What if each time you proclaimed your own independence you created some fanfare?
Maybe you’ve worked hard to get out of debt or you ended a toxic relationship. Maybe you shut down your inner critic chatter or purged a bunch of physical clutter. Or you decided to say “F the status quo. I’m gonna do ME.”
All things worth celebrating, in my opinion.
The recognition could be as small as a comforting or motivation-boosting word to yourself when you feel nervous or tentative. It could be a blow-out party in honor of your divorce being finalized. Maybe the celebration is in the setting of boundaries with those who don’t support your dreams.
By honoring your courage to live a kick-ass life, you energetically double-down on your commitment, in turn letting the universe know you mean business and invite it to keep its support coming.
It takes real courage to walk with confidence and conviction, especially with mouths on all sides giving biased input. Independent thinking takes practice.
It takes self-love and patience with your fear.
It takes the ability to see the gray in a black-and-white world.
When you get in touch with your authentic self and move away from forces that hold you down, you refill your energetic tank and no longer feel intimidated at the idea of taking action or creating change.
Clean up what’s getting in your way and you create a fast track for your dreams to come true.
So if you’re ready to wave your flag, I say Happy Independence Day to YOU!
Here’s to no more following what others think you should do.
Cheers to no more letting others’ limitations hold you back.
I’d love to hear about your personal Declaration of Independence. What does it say? What will you now be free from? And how will it help you to live that kick-ass life?
Share with me in the comments below and let’s have an online celebration!