Free At Last

By David Geller   |   June 23, 2014

We crave freedom.  The ability to do what we want, when we want to do it.

We equate freedom with money.

All I need is enough money to get to the Promised Land. 

With enough money, I can live in the home I desire, drive the car of my dreams, and stay in the finest hotels when I travel. 

With enough money, I can stop being a slave to my work. I can do what I want to do.

But it’s all an illusion, a mirage.  When we equate freedom with money, we deny ourselves the opportunity to feel free.  Why?  Because we all have an infinite capacity to imagine scenarios where we lose our money.  When we imagine those terrible scenarios, we feel scared and anxious, not free at all.

It’s an illusion that distracts us from a compelling truth:  We already have the capacity to be free. 

Freedom is the ability to face an uncertain future with clarity, courage, and confidence.

We need clarity about what really matters to us, and about what we want our life to be.

We need courage to take that first step from what we know to what we want.

We need confidence that we will figure out how to deal with whatever adversity comes our way.

What can you do to get the clarity, courage, and confidence you need to be free at last?

David Geller

About the Author

CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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