Are “Shortcuts” Leading You To Dead Ends?
Have you ever found “shortcuts” that lead you to dead ends, get you lost in the woods or don’t offer a real solution around road blocks? Maybe a “quick fix” doesn’t really fix anything at all!
MOST people have NO idea what it really means to be FREE…but “choosing” your way into debt, filling up on unhealthy food and buying your 32nd pair of shoes, actually make you DEpendent – NOT independent!
In honor of Independence Day, let’s spend this morning talking about your freedom – whatever that looks like for you. That could mean freedom financially, spiritually, physically – or in anything else! I’ve been studying people for over two decades and noticed, MOST people have NO idea what it really means to be FREE.
You see, people often confuse freedom with laziness. They believe freedom means doing what you want, when you want, with whom you want. Now, what happens when you live like that? Consequences: legal, emotional, financial and physical consequences!
I’m not saying this is all bad… but it may not all be beneficial for you and it certainly won’t help you reach your goals!
You have the freedom to make your own choices, but if you’re “choosing” your way into debt, filling up on unhealthy food and buying your 32nd pair of shoes, these decisions actually make you DEpendent – NOT independent!
I know you’re saying, “Come on Dani, you said it’s MY choice! I can do what I want! How does THAT make me dependent?!” Because NOW you have health issues, rely on government aid and/or owe the bank! That lifestyle will eventually lead you into dependence… NOT freedom!
Freedom does not mean a lack of accountability. In fact, freedom requires you to seek out accountability, and to possess self-control and self-discipline. Most people assume it’s the opposite… but it’s the truth!
Freedom is NOT foolishness! If you are reaping the fruit of laziness, debt, procrastination, poor health or terrible spending habits, you are not sowing into an independent lifestyle. The proof is in that sour fruit – your gut, your bank account and your bad relationships.
Do you see how this mindset is totally different than what most people think of, when they think about freedom and independence?
Today, I want you to step away from that old “freedom” mindset, the one a majority of the population holds! Their way of thinking will actually lead you into a dependent lifestyle. And who wants to be dependent, when you can have true independence?!
Take a few minutes today and make a list of what true FREEDOM looks like for you. You know what it doesn’t look like… so take some time to dream a little today! If you were TRULY free, what would your life look like? What would it feel like? What would you do with your days, your weeks, your years? What would your family look like? Your circle of friends? Your business? Your bank account? Really let loose and write down EXACTLY what freedom means to you today!
Then go ahead and leave me a comment below, and tell me YOUR idea of freedom! I can’t wait to read what you have to say! And, be sure to tune in for The Dani Johnson Show today! You can find the show on your TV and radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.
In great faith,