From a young age, most of us in the developed and developing World are trained to get a good education so that we could land a decent paying job. You then spend an increasing number of hours chasing a raise/promotion. Over time you eventually begin to feel tired, unmotivated, stressed and unhappy. But what can you do? After all, you have a mortgage to pay off, a family to provide for and the job market is so hard. You have no choice but to stay. So you serve out your term, putting aside a little money each month until you are 60 or 65 years old and can finally retire. Finally, free! If you’re like me, this is not what Financial Freedom looks like.
So what does financial freedom mean to you? Well financial freedom really and truly is something personal. This means, for each person it would mean something different. For some, it may look like:
- Freedom to spend more time with family
- Freedom to choose a career you love without worrying about money
- Freedom to travel to new and exciting places without having to budget years in advance
- Freedom to respond to the needs of others with outrageous generosity
- Freedom to retire early
Financial Freedom doesn’t necessarily mean being rich, but it means having options!
For me, Financial Freedom means no longer worrying about money. It means not having it as a dominating force in making decisions for my personal and professional life. It means being able to spend quality time with people I care about while pursuing my true passions and purpose in life. It means being able to give generously (financially and otherwise) to others that may be in need.
That’s what Financial Freedom means to me, the question is what does financial freedom mean for you?
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