What Does Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness Mean to You

America is the Land of the Free. But do you have a sense of freedom in your life today? Do bills, poor health, threat of unemployment, unhealthy living environment, weak relationships, uncertainties and so on burden you?

What happened to the American dream? Of life, liberty and the ability to pursue happiness?

Since ancient times, man has been migrating across continents in search of a better life, safety, opportunity and favorable weather. Most of all, to have the freedom of who they can be and to pursue their destiny and ultimately to achieve a life on their own terms, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Don’t we want them all? Yet freedom now is just a word for many, not a lifestyle.

Through history, we can learn work ethics, mindset and wisdom of our forefathers. Let’s look at one man’s quote and writings in the 1700s, Benjamin Franklin. He was one of the Founding Fathers of America, an entrepreneur, inventor, scientist, printer, author, politician, prophet and many more.

There is so much we can draw from in the 21 quotes below. If we were to think about it each day and put each to use in the next 21 days, our life, outlook, attitude, work ethic, ways of handling money, business and relationship will change.

1. A penny saved is a penny earned.
2. Lost time is never found again.
3. When you are finished changing, you’re finished.
4. Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
5. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
6. He that can have patience can have what he will.
7. Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
8. Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.
9. To lengthen thy lives, lessen thy meals.
10. Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
11. If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
12. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
13. Energy and persistence conquer all things.
14. Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
15. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
16. God helps those who help themselves.
17. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
18. The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
19. Never confuse motion with action.
20. The way to see by faith is to shut the eyes of reason.
21. Instead of cursing the darkness, light the candle.

Benjamin Franklin knew
• Persistence and pushing through adversity when experiencing the death of his son and failure of some businesses
• Don’t settle for the limitations due to the lack of education and money when starting out
• Moderation is better than overindulgence when it comes to food consumption
• Preparation and saving for rainy days, for they will come
• Investing time and money in learning and reading
• Willingness to change to suit current economic needs

Americans are always known to have the ability to stand, create, survive and hold the truths. None of our forefathers came to fall into bondage again. They came to build, increase and be free while going through hardship, lack and uncertainty.

There were opportunities but not without a price to pay. What are we willing to pay to move forward and have freedom of life? To find out how one pushed through adversity, limitation, shame and embrace change, knowledge, hard work, humility, persistence and pursuit of happiness, let’s watch this clip:

This Independence Day, I can’t help but feel grateful for all of you. I appreciate you and honor you for who you are, what you stand for and where you are going. If adversity comes knocking at your door, push through. If financial failure visited you lately don’t give up, if poor health is making you sick and tired, seek changes and help.

This week as I sat with thousands of people at the Young Living convention in Salt Lake City, I thought of the changes that are happening with Young Living and the changes I’ve made in my life and business. And how change is necessary to grow and advance.

Despite the adversities and hardship, there were many triumphs and successes along the way through determination, persistence, humility, hard work, faith, vision, investing of time and money into learning new skills and adding new skills and most of all, the willingness to make necessary changes. Just like the principles that Benjamin Franklin stood for and Chris Gardner believed as he stepped out to pursue.

Young Living announced their transformation in this convention to suit the current growth and demand. Changes are being made as I write. They want to be more efficient, responsive, and supportive in the online world to help their skyrocketing growth worldwide.

Freshness, excitement, energy and new direction are needed to achieve the next level in the corporate world and in our personal life.

If you have read this far, let me ask you this:

What would your life look like if you could just add an extra $200 per month into your bank account? Not $2,000, just $200.

Are you ready to transform and pursue life, liberty and to pursue happiness for you and your family? I would like to invite you to join Jay and I on July 12th at 9:30pm for a FREE teleseminar on how to take your Young Living Business Online and never to be tied to your phone all day again. Change is happening in the marketplace…

I’m going to share secrets on how I am able to cut hours of my time on the phone and still make more money than ever before. At the same time, how my business grew when others were suffering, because of the changes that I’ve made. I’ll also let you know how to get out of adversity and limitations and push through your fears and self doubt.

Will I see you there? Here is a link to register for this FREE call. Seats are limited. It will be full I guarantee. Here's the link.

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  • Dj2me55

    Moderation has become a way of life for me but I need to incorporate a few more good habits

  • Ebarbagallo

    This article is wonderful Mary and the 21 quotes are great and we can all benefit from them.

  • Donna G.

    I enjoyed reading your recap of convention and how we can all transform!