Our revolutionary ancestors fought for eight years, four months and fifteen days to gain independence, and almost all of that time was after their “Fourth of July” declaration. Proportionally, it was our nation’s deadliest conflict, second only to the Civil War. Important change rarely comes easy or at minimal cost. In your life today, is there a hurt, habit or hangup that you need to break free from? Are you prepared for a tough, long grueling effort if necessary? The odds may be stacked against you and it may get worse before it gets better. But that didn’t stop our nation’s founders. Don’t let it stop you. Happy Independence Day!