7. Choose Freedom Over Security The ultimate measure of success isn’t money; It’s freedom. World-class individuals are constantly working towards a life where they can: Spend their time how they want Spend their time with whom they want Have the freedom to do what they want The more freedom you create — time-freedom, energy-freedom, schedule-freedom — the more you’ll be able to evolve into a world-class individual. Most people, when given the choice, choose “security” over freedom: a safe job, a safe financial plan, a safe life. This isn’t bad — many people are content with living an ordinary life, without much risk. But what most of these individuals don’t recognize is that this “security” is really a lie. In fact, when you choose security over freedom, you’re actually living a very risky life. You’re putting your safety in the hands of your employer (who says they won’t fire you?), the economy (we all know how unstable that it), and other people (who don’t truly care about your security). World-class individuals choose freedom over security. You can’t have both. Said Louis Sachar, New York Times best-selling author: “So, what’s it going to be — safety, or freedom? You can’t have both.”In Conclusion “The key to becoming world-class in your endeavours is to build your performance around world-class routines.” -Darren Hardy If you want world-class success, you need to make world-class choices. Choices create action. Action creates habits and routines. Habits and routines create your life. Once you start building your life on the foundation of world- class choices, every area of your life will begin to improve. You’ll move forward towards freedom. Choose the extraordinary life over the ordinary one.