What makes you independent? How do you become independent?
Many think that it’s American independence. But, no, I believe that independence is a trait of most people. We are all part of the human race and we live in a world that can’t help but affect us.
When was the last time you were in your children’s world? This can include other people’s children. Most children grow up seeing more than their parents and sometimes the reality of the world they’re raised in seems so much more powerful than the imagination of the parent.
Adults often look at the world differently. No one knows everything about anything and there is always something new to learn. It’s a sense of adventure that can’t be replaced and yet can be experienced only once in life.
One of my heroes is John Deere. He’s a dad who’s been involved in just about every part of his life. He knows more about things that he can do with his hands than most people know. He has a love for working with his hands and yet he still has an appreciation for more than the power of his hands.
A lot of people can do a lot with a little talent, and ability but not many people have that quality of character and a great sense of humor. With this combination comes a great way of looking at life. A sense of independence.
And, there are plenty of places you can find someone else to go to if you’re different. You can also find those who are willing to do what you can’t do. This can be for religious or spiritual reasons. Sometimes it’s because they are in some kind of trouble and need to be taken care of.
Sometimes it’s a foreign place or something that is not familiar to you. Someone who is different from the group you are part of. And this causes everyone to take notice of what you have to offer.
We all have been raised to think of our pack animals as leaders. They teach us how to behave and take care of others. You can take leadership roles of your own and be the leader you have always been. Yet, you never have to fear going alone.
You get to discover what you are really made of. You may have been born to be a part of a group and that’s what you’ve been trained to believe. But, you’re not so sure. You may be able to lead by example and that’s something you can do if you believe in yourself.
You can be who you want to be. In fact, you may even be surprised at what you’re capable of doing. Don’t go out there thinking that you have to put everyone else on a pedestal. That’s where a lot of people go wrong.
Your uniqueness isn’t something that has to be treated as a problem. In fact, it’s more to the point that it has to be recognized. What is your gift?