Freedom is what gives people the power to act or not to act. It allows them to determine their own future and to shape their own destiny. That is what we all crave for. Yet, somewhere along the way, we have lost touch of this freedom we all love. We now struggle with our own minds.
If you are struggling to take control of your life, here’s what you need to know.
What many people are doing
Most people get influenced by the world around them. This can be intentional or unintentional, but it keeps them from being fully in control of themselves. They don’t have the power to make the most out of their day. They cannot stick to the choices they make.
People go along with these influences like they are normal. Instead of being in full control of themselves, they have given up their freedom to things and people which should not matter to them.
Why it matters
These scenarios happen countless times every day and most people don’t realize their extent.
Instead of playing with their kids, parents are influenced into placing a football bet after watching a TV advertisement. Employees browse aimlessly on the internet, instead of working. Instead of working on their business, aspiring entrepreneurs are busy scrolling on Facebook after receiving a few notifications.
If you are one of those people, you need to wake up and take control of your life. You aren’t living on your terms and you are being influenced by things to such an extent that you aren’t a free man anymore.
What you can do
An acknowledgment of this is a good first step, but most people don’t even go that far. They continue to live their lives depending on other people’s approval. They don’t even realize that they have a choice and they let other people control their happiness.
Modern society considers this as normal. Isn’t this absurd?
Many people are still fighting for political freedom to this day, yet many of our actions aren’t done through our own control. People should fight for freedom, and the freedom we can most control is the freedom within ourselves. No one should influence our choices in life.
We must protect what we have, especially what we can control. We do not have power over many things external to us, and we can accept that and continue living happily. But, we shouldn’t be so weak and give up our control of what can’t physically be taken away from us.
After all, political freedom won’t mean much if one’s own mind isn’t free. If we cannot control our mind, then we can’t expect ourselves to fully enjoy a life based on our own terms.
The worst part of this is that this is all self-inflicted. There isn’t an enemy this time- just ourselves.
And we shouldn’t be our own enemy. We should be in full control of how we live our lives.
Many ordinary people will agree with this article, but right after they are finished reading it, they will go back on Facebook, their phones and pondering things that aren’t really important. The reality is that it takes great effort to get rid of these temptations, especially if it’s not in your true interest.
Bear in mind, however, that you have a choice to reclaim your freedom and take control of your life.
Strong people can easily agree to this. They know that they are in full control and nothing or nobody else has power over them. These people have the authority over their lives and they will do what they want. They will not cave into societies’ influences.
These things are great examples for other people, especially those who have lost their way and those who are currently unhappy with their lives.
Embrace change if you need it. Your freedom is one of your most prized possessions, so don’t take it for granted. When one realizes that he might have lost his way, then they need to fight back for it. Freedom is never worth giving up.
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Author: Luuk Brown
Luuk Brown is the founder of FindingLiberation.com. He is interested in spreading the possibility of freedom that you never thought was possible. Follow Finding Liberation on Facebook or Twitter.