We cannot attain freedom through pursuit or acquisition. Freedom is attained only through letting go. The first step to is to take an honest look and acknowledge what’s in the way.
There is a glaring omission in the freedoms we embrace. It is a freedom that is so basic, so essential to a meaningful life, that it never had to be explicitly granted. No laws prohibit it.
Negative energy from the past can keep us stuck. To move forward, we must clear the path from our past through acknowledging, feeling, and forgiving.
Our expectations for what productivity should look like can keep us from creating space for deep work. But this space is crucial for both productivity and creativity.
There’s a misconception that systems limit creativity and are confining. To the contrary, systems can give you the freedom to focus on what you do best. And they can inject confidence in your prospective clients.
We tend to think of freedom as a destination: the end goal of our pursuit. But it’s the opposite. We become free not through what we do, but through letting go.
Structure and freedom may feel like opposites, but one is necessary for the other. This is a pattern that repeats in every dimension of life. Structure creates freedom.