Contrary to popular belief, the United States did not become independent on July 4, 1776. Instead, this was the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed. The 13 colonies of Great Britain officially became the independent United States of America on September 3, 1783 – over seven years later – when the Treaty of Paris was signed.
What is so compelling about this information? The clear demonstration of the power of intent!
The Declaration of Independence: The Power of Intent and Acting As If
This power of intention is something that business owners who really understand its power can truly harness. Napoleon Hill, the author of “Think and Grow Rich” and “The Master Key to Riches“, among other books, espoused how it is necessary to think, do, and have to achieve your greatest desires. Think refers to first thinking and believing that you can attain a specific goal or objective. Do refers taking the steps and doing what is necessary to reach the goal. It also refers to, as much as possible, acting as if the goal has already been attained. Have refers to ultimately accomplishing the goal or objective and having what you desired.
The former British colonists intended to be free. They did not just speak it, they acted as if by documenting their intent in the Declaration of Independence as if it had already occurred!
Therefore, use this 4th of July holiday not only as a celebration of your freedom and independence (which, of course, if absolutely huge!), but also as a reminder of what you can accomplish for your business by getting very clear on what you want, then acting as if you have already achieved it.
To all business owners: Happy Fourth of July! Happy Independence Day!!