I remember the moment so clearly. I was at my first job after college as a receptionist for a financial company when I looked around and thought to myself, "If this is what the rest of my life is going to be like, I'd rather be dead."
I was doing office work that bored me to tears while my creative side was yelling out to be expressed. I felt like the freedom I had experienced up until that point was gone, and if I didn't find a way to adopt a new lifestyle, I would forever regret it.
Most people will tell you that feeling unsatisfied is just part of life and a facet of responsibility.
But those people are wrong.
That moment was the start of an adventure that would ultimately lead me toward the life I was meant to live. The journey progressed slowly, one step at a time. Heck, until the last few years I wasn't even aware it was happening at all—I just knew I was starting to feel better every day.
I made the decision to choose jobs that granted me more freedom, then moved on to construct a location-independent business that would allow me the freedom to see the world when and how I desired.
Along the way, I learned to find a sense of courage I never knew existed within me. I learned that miracles occur at just the right time—often at the very last second. As long as you don't give up, you will get what you need to continue along the path.
Here are five things that helped me stay committed to the pursuit of freedom, even during those moments I wanted to give up: