There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.

–  Christopher Morley

If people ask me what success means, this is what I’d say. But time has proven to me now, that I would not be able to achieve the kind of success I define as success without this one thing – ‘purpose’.

Purpose is knowing the meaning of your life, knowing your core values, knowing what makes your heart sing and live your life according to that every single day.

Now, I have created a company of purpose. As it’s America’s Independence Day today, I’d like to ponder upon the word ‘freedom. To me, the feeling of freedom is when you live life in flow. When there’s no resistance, no emotional blockages, when we’re occupied with things that make our heart sing because we’re in flow. But how can we create the feeling of flow when we have to live and have bills to pay? We do this by living a life of purpose. Because if we don’t know our purpose in life, a purpose will be given to you by others. You give up your freedom in exchange for purpose. Sure, you still maintain the illusion of freedom. You can decide the low level actions you take each day. But you’ve lost the greatest freedom – the ability to choose your own answer to the question, “What is the meaning of my life?”

When you know your purpose and live it consciously every day, you’re free. Even if you work for someone else, you are still a leader who leads your life in flow. When you know for sure the answer to the question, “What is the meaning of my life?”, you will be able to stay calm amidst the storm. You will be able to live on a deeper level where surface happenings can’t knock you around. Your purpose provides unshakable stability and security.

– Steve Pavlina


We often debate whether we’d want to trade our physical freedom for financial freedom, or, trade financial freedom for physical freedom. But what a lot of people forget to mention is that what we truly crave is having the mental and emotional freedom.

True freedom, to me, is when one has the ability to remain free – mentally and emotionally – even there’s chaos outside.

True freedom is when one can stay calm amidst the storm and can adjust their sail according to the wind.

True freedom does not come from having the resources to change one’s external circumstances, but having the ability to manage their inner self.

True freedom is when one is not scared of change, of getting out of one’s comfort zone, of taking actions in the face of fear.

True freedom is having the resilience to bounce back from setbacks and disappointments in life and having the patience to wait for the right moment to come.

True freedom is living your life in your own terms and achieving the kind of success defined by no one else but you.

True freedom is when you feel truly free – emotionally, mentally, and spiritually – because you’re living life in alignment with who you truly are.


As I am now in the position to create positive change in the world, I’d like to inspire you to find your life’s purpose because only when you live a life of purpose, you can feel free mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When you learn to become the master of your mind – knowing that you’re in charge of your attitude, thoughts, beliefs, and fears; knowing that you don’t need to feel trapped and become a victim of the rules you create for your own self – you will experience true freedom. And that freedom starts with you and within you.

Sometimes it’s hard to break free from our own patterns and get rid of our own fears in order to experience and create freedom. One of the key things that can help put you on the path towards true freedom is confidence. We need to have confidence in order to have enough courage to make change and face our own fears. As it’s America’s Independence day today, I’d like to encourage you to build up your confidence level, so that you have the courage to get out there, find your purpose, and create a life of true freedom.

Mo Seetubtim

Mo Seetubtim

Founder of The Happiness Planner