Live a Life of Freedom, Not a Life of Bondage

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Have you ever found yourself saying things like “I am stuck living here,” “I am stuck on this job,” “I hate doing this” or “I hate doing that”? These are not the words of someone living a life of freedom, but are words of a life of bondage.

Freedom is a feeling. Every moment of everyday we make decisions that determine whether we are living a life of freedom or a life of bondage.

Some of the decisions we make on a daily basis are getting out of bed or not, going to work or not, eating healthy or not, smiling or frowning. Everything we do is our decision and it’s up to each of us to live the life we want to live.

What choices have you chosen for your life? Are you happy with your decisions? Are you living a life of freedom and joy? It truly is up to you.

The last several years I have hired coaches and mentors to help me become a better person. Along the way, I have discovered that my life doesn’t have to be the way it was, but I can make a choice to change it.

Easy? Heck no. Possible? Heck yes.

Here are three tips that will get you on track to living the life of freedom that you want and that you deserve.

TAKE 100% RESPONSIBILITY

In Jack Canfield’s book, The Success Principles, the first chapter is dedicated to taking 100% responsibility for your life, your actions.

Once you accept responsibility for everything that has happened in your past, everything that is happening in your present, and everything that will happen in your future, you will see things change in your life.

This was one of the hardest things for me to do because I was so used to blaming others for my misfortunes. I especially blamed my parents and my upbringing for me being so bitter.

However, once I accepted 100% responsibility, I found myself being surrounded by uplifting and positive people and I found myself becoming an uplifting and positive person myself. Today, my life is a complete turnaround compared to what it was just two months ago.

I continue to evolve and become a better person because I am taking responsibility and making every effort to change my life so I can live the life of freedom I want to live.

DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT

Once you decide what you want, it’s time to go after it and make it happen. Again, you have made a decision, so take 100% responsibility for turning your decision into your reality.

Making a decision is your first step. Pat yourself on the back.

Now that you are feeling good about making a decision, it's time to step up to the plate and take that first swing. Don't let analysis paralysis stop you from making forward progress. Get out there and take the steps necessary in order to get yourself closer to the freedom you want.

What is the first step you need to take in order to make progress towards your success? Who can you ask for help? What tools do you need? Don't let time and lack of knowledge prevent you from succeeding.

USE THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

Stated in its most basic form, the Law of Attraction says, What you think about, talk about, believe strongly about, and feel intensely about, you will bring about.

Wow! That’s so powerful. But how can you use the Law of Attraction to give you a life of freedom? I’m so glad you asked.

The first thing is to, again, decide. Decide what it is you want for your life. Decide what freedom means to you. Think WAY outside of the box. Think about movies that have had some crazy incredible things in them that make you think, “I can never do that, but I sure wish I could.”

What are those things? Write them down. Look at them every day. Imagine yourself doing those things, being that person, living that life. Then take small action steps every day toward living that life. Next thing you know, you’ll be living the life of freedom you’ve always dreamed of.


Lynda West

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Being a woman who grew up in an abusive environment and having been previously married to an abusive man, I know the feeling to not have a voice. As I began my journey to find my voice, I realized I always had one. Through the discovery of my voice, I noticed how much of an impact I made. Utilizing all of my personal development experiences, I want to help people become influencers and leaders in their field to make an even greater impact on those they serve. 

Living Live helps you find YOUR voice. Our course of empowerment can enhance your skills to help reach your fullest potential in a short period of time. Living Live offers one-on-one engagement and provides exercises to help you achieve your mission in life. You will receive additional support through our Facebook Group community and together we will make an even greater impact on the world.