I recorded this MINDSET ZONE episode, on the Fourth of July, Independence Day, in the US.
We commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. This was when the American colonies declared themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, no longer part of the British Empire.
Independence can be seen as self-government, self-determination, self-sufficiency, autonomy, and freedom.
These are certainly inspiring values to live for.
For my father, who passed away 6 years ago, independence was one of his core values. He raised me and always reminded me about the value of being independent.
I’m grateful for this. Without doubt, being independent has been one guidepost I hold dear.
Yet, I have to admit that when I hold this value above everything else, I limit my possibilities.