Important keys to self-reliance are relying on oneself or one’s own powers, resources, following one’s own capabilities, judgment, and resources. Learn to accept responsibility for everything you do without depending on what someone else says, does or thinks.
Before I get to “the keys to self reliance list” there are always three things to remember…
- Don’t take ANYTHING for granted.
- Those who won’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
- It’s always up to you.
- Solutions Over Problems– A person who is self-reliant will look for solutions to any problems instead of focusing only on problems. Where most people see just complications, self-reliant people see solutions.
- Don’t Blame Others – If you want to be self-reliant, you cannot place blame other people for your choices. It is a tricky thing to be able to look at a situation and choose the right part that you have control over so that you can do better next time.
- Know Where Your Influence Ends – You don’t control everything, and smart, self-reliant people understand where their influence ends. They know that there is no point trying to control those things outside of their influence.
- Accept the Responsibility That You Own – Being able to admit to doing something wrong, (even doing something good) is a sign of a truly independent self-reliant person. You don’t need to always take the blame if you’re not also taking the credit.
- Understand That Life Is Not Fair – Bad things happen to good people. Good things happen to bad people. If you set out to accomplish something you can do it, you just might have to adjust things a little.
- Stop Complaining – Learning how to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts to avoid complaining is something independent people do.
- Don’t Take Everything Personally – Sometimes things aren’t about you. Even if you think someone is talking to you about something that hurts, remember that you should not take things personally without understanding it’s meant for you.
- Harness the Power of Intention – When you are ready to do something, you have the intention of doing it. For example, if you intend to lose weight, then you will use intention to eat right and move more to do it.
Using these important keys to self-reliance, you will be able to not only stop taking everything personally, but you will know exactly how to harness the power of intention to truly impact your life and others in a big way. That means that self-reliance is all about accepting responsibility when it is appropriate.