Imagine you are a Roman Emperor or a Medieval King. What’s your biggest fear?
It might be losing control of your kingdom or empire.
Imagine you’re an Army General or the Captain of a Ship. What’s your biggest fear?
It might be losing control of your forces or your ship.
Imagine you’re an NFL Coach or the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. What’s your biggest fear?
It might be losing control of your team.
Imagine you’re a new Mom or a High School Teacher. What’s your biggest fear?
It might be losing control of your kids.
Leaders come in all shapes and sizes and apply their leadership skills in many ways. Like everyone, leaders have fears and those fears motivate and drive them to be who they are.
Imagine you as the leader in your life.
What’s Your Biggest Fear?
According to Sigmund Freud, a neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, there are four basic fears that drive our motivations and ultimately reflect in our Ego. Sigmund is considered to be one of the most influential and authoritative thinkers of the 20th century.
The Four Fears are:
- Fear of Failure
- Fear of Loss
- Fear of Rejection
- Fear of Success
The strength of these fears depends greatly on our unique experiences and influences that we’ve been exposed to since the day we were born. Every experience of every day has a positive or negative effect on how these fears drive our actions and motivations and ultimately shapes our ego.
Every year in the United States, we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. This is our day to reflect on those that founded our country and fought for our collective freedoms. This is a day to celebrate a country that was founded based on freedom and civil liberties.
July 4th represents the day that we declared our independence. July 4th is widely considered to be the birthdate of the United States of America as an independent nation.
Imagine the path and journey to declaring our independence as a nation. It started with a group of people who collectively faced their fears and “went for it”.
Who’s in Control?
From the day we’re born, we’re seeking our independence. We naturally try to move from feeling controlled to feeling our independence. It might be trying to climb out of the crib, trying to walk, trying to get out of the car seat, trying to get out of a class, etc. This list goes on and on into our adulthood.
We’re constantly in a position of stretching for our freedoms while often still feeling the confines of control in our lives. Sometimes those confines are environmental or societal. Sometimes those confines are the results of choices that we’ve made.
Sometimes those confines are simply a reminder, and an opportunity, to pause, collect ourselves and prepare to move forward in our quest for independence. It’s an ongoing journey.
Regardless of the situation you were born into or the environment from which you have evolved, independence starts with you. It starts with choosing to be the leader in your life.
Your path to independence and the feelings of freedom will be different from those around you. No two people are on the same path. That’s life. Choosing to be the leader in your life is the first step in controlling who you become and where you end up in the game of life.
Today’s the Day - Declare YOUR Independence!
Today, we live in a world where information flows and our lives are impacted at a far greater pace than at any point in the history of this world. Today, we must assume the role as the leader in our life.
The world is constantly evolving and changing. The early settlers learned that the world isn’t flat. They learned that there are new worlds to be created and they faced their fears and “went for it”.
Today, we are learning that the game we’ve been taught or told to play isn’t always the game we want to play or even need to play. Today, we are seeing that there are many ways to play the game of life and be a good human. Today, we're in the midst of redefining, as a global culture, what freedom and independence feels like.
Today’s the Day – Declare YOUR Independence!
Choose to be the leader in your life. Create YOUR World.
Step 1 – Build YOUR Plan
Ready to feel independent?
Ready to lead with confidence?
Ready to Create YOUR World?
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