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You only have freedom if you use it
As indies, we're after the freedom, we say. But do we use it?
For me, being an indie solopreneur was about the freedom to decide today is an off day and I’m going cycling at the beach with my wife and kiddo.
But I rarely ever exercise that freedom.
Glad I finally did yesterday.
The grind is sometimes so all-consuming. There’s always something to do. Something to fire-fight. Something to improve on. The work is never truly done done. I mean… I love it. I enjoy the work. It feeds me, mind, body and spirit. But I always like to say, any virture brought to extremes turns into vice.
If I had a freedom but I never exercised it, never used it to my benefit nor enjoyed it, then do I truly have that freedom? If I’m always holding myself back from taking that freedom, for whatever good or bad reasons, is that freedom truly mine?
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
I think no. It’s just an impression of freedom. A mirage. But we’re shackled by other chains that holds us back from drinking from it.
I only have real freedom of or from something if I actually exercise it.
When I live it out.
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