“Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.” –Alan Dean Foster
Today is about finding independence from what threatens to restrict and constrict you. For Americans in 1776, that meant freedom from the rule of Great Britain. But for most of us today, that could mean a great many other things that threaten to inhibit our expression and livelihood.
In my opinion, one of the greatest and most common of obstacles – particularly for creative minds who value freedom of expression very highly – is the chaos that often comes with life’s creative process. When creative chaos hits, it’s easy to lose focus on your end goal. It’s easy to feel intimidated by the expectations and successes of others around you, combined with your own internal critic. And it’s easy to lose momentum and hope of completing your creative endeavors, whatever they may be.
But on this Day of Independence, I want you all to remember where you come from – or at least where your good friends in America come from – and take this as a call to action!
Just as the Declaration of Independence dictated the new framework for Americans in 1776, so you can write out your plan for taking back control of your own situation today. Get a game plan down – set realistic goals and milestones for what you most want to achieve, and how you define success – and then never let anyone or anything hold you back from achieving those!
I want to help you get there, but I can only give you pointers and offer possible directions. It’s up to you to choose the path that’s right for you, and then actually walk that path. I’m on the same journey for myself. So let’s do it together, and share with each other what we learn along the way.
Remember, your chaos (whatever that may be, Great Britain or otherwise) doesn’t have to hold you back, and it doesn’t have to be an enemy. If you can rule it, instead of letting it rule you, you can channel all its power and energy into something truly creative, productive… and uniquely you!
So now tell me, how do you intend to take your Independence into your own hands today?