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.
The demons of doubt and fear can be formidable oppressors, trapping us in a victim mindset and enslaving us to a life lived below our potential. The good news is that we hold the key to free ourselves.
One of the lessons of Passover is that freedom is not something we are given. It’s a state we choose on our own.
At the Passover Seder, we tend to focus on the process of asking questions. Equally as important in this context is the receiving of questions. The willingness to allow questions — to create space for them — is also a sign of freedom.
A lesson for parents, teachers, coaches, and leaders in how to engage someone in the learning process even when the person appears disengaged.
Many entrepreneurs start a business in search of freedom, only to find that they are still slaves to work because they lack one essential element: control over time.