Monday Mindset – Your freedom
November is here which means tomorrow is the big day we have all been waiting for; the general election for the Presidency of the United States of America.
And with how much craziness has gone on in 2020, this certainly is a big one with the world watching and many Americans fired up and making their opinions very well known on social media.
Fear not, as today’s message is not politically charged, rather intended to provide some perspective and gratitude for the liberties we have.
As if you’re like me and in the last few weeks, you have seen fights break out on Facebook and Instagram on who’s the better candidate and why. And many times things escalate to full on shouting matches with personal attacks which is never fun to see.
And while like you, I have strong beliefs too about the direction of our country.
But I think many times proper perspective gets lost in the emotion we have as human beings.
Oftentimes when I find myself getting worked up, I take a step back and remember how lucky we are to have the right to vote. Since the dawn of time and in the study of human history, how many people have been oppressed without this valuable right?!
The truth is that the vast majority of people who ever walked the planet, did not have this right or opportunity.
Think for a second, what if we were citizens of North Korea or the countless military dictatorships throughout history that freedom wasn’t granted?!
That puts things in a different perspective doesn’t it?!
So on one hand, I get it. There’s a lot at stake for you, and for me too as a small business owner in America who employs a team of amazing people. As this will become more or less challenging depending on the result. And for you, whatever pressing issue is most relevant to your life.
So we all have a big reason to care.
But my call to action today is to take a step back and realize for a moment how good we have it. We have freedom and the ability to cast a ballot for the leader of our country. WE get to decide.
So if/when you find yourself in a heated keyboard or conversational debate, realize that the other person most likely has the best intentions just like you, they just see things from a different perspective.
So with that said, today’s message is to be kind, and have patience with your fellow man.
And please, whatever you do, exercise your right to vote.
As remember, it’s an incredible freedom you and I have for living in this great country that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Make it a great Monday and week!
Committed to your success,