Independence Day | Victor Benoun

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July 4, is just around the corner; Independence Day! We know this represents a federal holiday, a day off from work, barbecues and family outings, and a lot more. It also represents the signing of The Declaration of Independence, and this Country’s independence from Britain.

In the same respect, have you ever wished for your own Declaration of Independence in your life? It may be from your job, or what you feel ties you down. It may be independence to seek the path you truly desire in life. It may be to write the book or screenplay you always wanted, to learn new skills or to teach others what you know, to start the business you always wanted, all without anyone judging you.

If that’s the case I want to encourage you to take the time now and make the commitment to yourself and do it; physically do it.

Take out a sheet of paper, a tablet, parchment, whatever you have and label it with your name and what you want to be independent from and about. Write it out in detail and explain what you want and why you want it and how you will feel when you have attained your independence and what it all means to you. If you have friends and colleagues who feel the same way then spend time together all drafting your own Declarations of Independence and sign each other’s document, thus committing yourself to one another’s success.

Your declaration doesn’t need to be located in the National Archives; it can be hanging on a wall in your home, or kept in your car, on your tablet or in a place where only you can see it. All that matter is that you do it. Here’s to you and your independence. Happy 4th!