The American Revolution, Then and Now

In case you haven't noticed, we have a tendency to speak to inspiration and motivation. America's biggest holiday just passed and once again, the story of the American Revolution is filled with inspiring accounts of resilience, fortitude, motivation, and determination, traits each one of us own.

The British objective was to persuade the Americans to give up their claims to independence. They seemed unbeatable having the best military in the world and having triumphed over France and Spain—two powerful countries.  The odds were clearly against the Americans. But, their biggest advantage was that they were fighting for their independence and freedom, a great cause.  When the American Revolution first started, the colonists did not have an army or a leader and had to rely on militias from each of the 13 colonies. The Stamp Act, The Tea Act, and The Boston Massacre infuriated colonists and consequently, a group of delegates, met in Philadelphia to give voice to their grievances against the British Crown. Still, local militiamen clashed with British soldiers in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts marking the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War. 
What motivates you? The same spirit that inspired the early colonists lives in all of us. If something doesn’t feel right in our lives, we have the ability to make changes at any given time. Inspiration is everywhere.

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Quote to take with you for the week:

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
-John Lennon

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