Freedom in work looks different from person to person. To some people, freedom looks like a beach on a Wednesday in October. To some it looks like being able to have lunch where they want. If you want more freedom in your day-to-day, what does that look like for you? Defining your freedom is like defining your success, don’t look at what other people think is freedom and think that will make you happy. It might, but it probably won’t.
For me, freedom is being able to take off and travel when we want. Take time to spend with friends in the summer and take road trips in the fall. Freedom does not look like “No Work” for me. I don’t want to be free from my work. I want to do my work and make it so that I have time to do other things I want. The goal of work is not retirement. It’s contribution. We sometimes want to skip the hard work part and go straight to the freedom and we end up frustrated, perpetual quitters. The truth is that freedom comes to those who define what it is for them and work hard to get it.
Define what freedom would look like in your work. It might not look like everybody else’s version of it. And that’s ok 🙂