It is here again… the beloved Fourth of July, the day to commemorate our nation’s independence. And surely a day to remember that freedom is of the most blessed values we as Americans hold dear.
Not only do we experience freedom in our daily personal lives, from choosing where we want to buy groceries to choosing where we want to live, but we also see the effects of our freedom in how we make money; what we choose to do for our livelihood and well-being. Success in business is heavily contingent upon freed0m in business. Nowhere do we see this truth more evident than in America.
In many cultures around the world, this is not a free choice for the people. People grow up into the lives that are prepared for them, be it their parents, or worse, their government. They become involved in a trade or business that is in the family because there may be nothing else those people can do – nothing else they know. Or their government views them as merely a number or a function, to be used where most expedient.
No real attention is given to who the person is, but how they can be used is heavily considered.
This is a sad reality of the human race. Wherever there is a governing institution determining what is best for everyone, there is lack of quality, lack of motivation, lack of love, and lack of progress. Wherever there is freedom and individual empowerment, there is fervor, motivation, passion and advancement.
There are countless stories of individuals, of every color and creed, coming to America to either escape oppression or find freedom, or both. Many of these people have come with nothing but hope, and built empires. They have seen the damaging effects of institutions controlling the masses, compelling them to follow patterns set for them. These people have known the lack of freedom, and therefore understand the power of freedom. And knowing this power has given them impetus to make full use of that freedom, and find success in business.
To be able to do what you want to do, and what you are best at doing, is a precious opportunity. When you take in all that the Fourth of July represents in this great country, remember that freedom in enterprise, freedom in business, is one of the most profound benefits of living in a country that is free.