True Freedom Is Another Word For Having Nothing Left To Lose

by Michael Simmons on Jul 18, 2010

In my opinion, I think many of the popular definitions of freedom are very shallow.

More choices don’t necessarily lead to better choices.

The person who focuses on one passion or field will almost always have a more successful career than the person who hops from career-to-career trying to always keep their options open.

Hopping from one relationship to another relationship without facing our own securities, forces us to essentially have the same relationship over and over at some level.

I have almost always performed my best when I felt like my only choice was to grow as a human being. Knowing that I only had one choice took away all the mental garbage of wondering whether or not I was making the right decision or I could succeed.

True freedom comes when we stop chasing shiny objects and focus on what really matters.



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I'm the co-founder of Empact, one of the leading entrepreneurship education organizations in the world. I'm obsessed with understanding how we all can lead meaningful lives that have a positive social impact. I love probing into the truth of how we experience life. I believe that challenges are what make us grow the most, and I openly share my experiences. Continue reading…


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