The final of the eight F's is far from being the least important. I placed it last because all the other F's are based upon it.
There are two types of freedom, and living intentionally for excellence allows you the full measure of both personal freedom, and the freedom granted to you by our founding fathers.
Your personal freedom begins the second you awaken and become aware. I don't know about you but my first thought is one of gratefulness that the good Lord allowed me another day. Then the next thought you have defines your level of personal freedom. Chris Brady tells us that is your second, second. Is you second, second one of terror? What time is it? Am I late for work? What are my responsibilities for the day? Or maybe you just sum it all up with, "Oh crap, I have to go to work." Personal freedom allows you to have a different kind of second, second. One that brings a smile to your face when you realize you've done the work to create a passive residual income that allows you to roll over, go back to sleep, with the inner peace realized that your beholden to no man, or slave to any job. You get to roll over and wrap you arms around your significant other, knowing they can be the most important part of your morning. You've achieved and earned your personal freedom. You've defined the thought that runs through your head when the realization of the second, second hits you.
You have the financial freedom to give to the causes you feel strongest about. You charity isn't defined by the government doling out you tax dollars and redistributing your income to causes you don't agree with.
Your children or grandchildren know the pleasure of your company. You, and not a stranger at a day care center, get to define and instill their values. Maybe you'd like to insure they get a quality education and home school, not influenced by the liberals who've infected the public school system. You have the freedom to define how that script is written. The fruit of your loins can have their morals defined by the environment you design for them.
Maybe you want to have the freedom and the means to travel. To leave for months at a time and return secure that the work you've done has duplicated itself and provided more income when you return than when you departed.
It's all up to you to design. Because you made a choice, a choice that made you free!
Now their is the issue of the freedom granted to us by our founders, based upon the freedoms and the rights intended to ours by our Creator. As someone living intentionally for excellence you get to help others realize those freedoms. How can our nation help but be a stronger more self reliant country with citizens who are independent and not bound by the constraints of income? Are we a stronger nation dependent on entitlements, or grounded in self reliance? You have the ability to make that difference. You are the example by living intentionally for excellence they look up to and strive to become. You hold the keys to personal and civil liberty.