“Being proactive is more than taking initiative. It is recognizing that we are responsible for our own choices and have the freedom to choose based on principles and values rather than on moods or condition. Proactive people are agents of change and choose not to be victims, to be reactive, or to blame others.”
Today in the United States we are celebrating our Independence Day. The day where our Founding Fathers made a conscious choice to be responsible for the course of our independent nation. They chose the direction and were responsible for the creation of the principles and values that would set our path as a republic for centuries to come.
The freedom to choose is one of our greatest gifts in life. I love this particular quote because it sums up so neatly the importance of living a life of active choices. Once you have clearly identified your values and principles one can live a life of freedom. It isn’t always easy to make the choices that align to your values. In fact, sometime they are the hardest ones to make. However, when we have a framework we aren’t relegated to being the product of other’s choices, we are freely choosing our path in life.
As we celebrate freedom today take a moment to reflect on what freedom to choose means in your life.