Charlotte Byndas

Inspiring Success in Many

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Freedom is not Free

[tweetmeme source=”cbyndas” only_single=false]I often see this message on church billboards in my local area in and around the 4th of July holiday. It is a great reminder that many have sacrificed so that I may enjoy many freedoms, including running a small business. It has me thinking more about “free” and the responsibility it presents in our daily lives.

Consider for a minute that “free” also means being totally responsible. Being able to speak, act, and live our lives with freedom provides a lot of options but it also lumps a lot of responsibility on our shoulders since this freedom leaves us totally responsible for the outcome of our lives.

We are responsible for our actions or lack of them. We can choose to use our words to lift and inspire or to be critical and destructive. These “rights” are powerful and can provide limitless opportunities if we are brave enough to stand up and take on the challenge of freedom and the responsibility that comes along with it.

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I am guilty…

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Guilty!Guilty of believing…

  • That as Americans we have the freedom to choose our destiny
  • That people can learn new things, do new things, become new things, no matter their age
  • That  failure can happen, but that success is always possible
  • In the fact that we are 100% responsible for our lives
  • In the power of prayer
  • In the dreams of entrepreneurs
  • That  zero is the greatest number,  the perfect place to start
  • In people
  • That  adversity builds strength
  • That  nothing good comes easy or cheap
  • A dog can teach us a lot about true love
  • That is takes a village to raise a child, a troop to raise a boy

I am guilty how about you?