Self-reliance is the ability to use your own powers, ideas, skills and resources without the help of others.
It’s a fundamental part of independence.
Increase Self-Reliance with these 25 ideas:
One of the key features of self-reliance is taking responsibility for your thoughts, actions and words.
Don’t point fingers and look in the mirror.
Instead of whining and complaining about being a victim, leave the past behind and move forward in the best way you can with the situation as it is.
Stop parroting the taking points you hear on TV or from your friends.
Do your own research into the issue and form your opinion.
It’s easier to be self-reliant if you’re aware of the truth.
Stop asking everyone to help you of give your the answers.
This is weakness personified.
Spend time investigating how to solve the challenge on your own instead of immediately asking others for help and advice.
Your family and friends may not always be around to save you.
Figure out how to climb out to the hole you dug for yourself.
This is what adults do.
Find someone who has already done what you’d like to do and learn from the.
You can build self-reliance by constantly seeking out new skills and activities that will provide learning experiences.
Observe the people and things going on around you and use your brains to get a better handle on what’s really going on on the world.
Observation provides valuable lessons about life.
Goals help you narrow down your focus and give you the chance to work toward an idea that makes you more self-reliant and successful.
Instead of being a weak minded blob and allow others to make your decision, investigate the pros and cons of your options, seek additional knowledge if necessary, and then choose the best option for you.
Challenges don’t disappear on their own.
Instead of sitting there on your ass and waiting for someone else to fix them, get use and take the initiative and find solutions.
Avoid waiting for others to praise or criticize you.
Instead, learn to manage your own reputation by admitting mistakes and sharing your successes.
Don’t let bad situations spin out of control.
You’re never going to get ahead unless you grow a network of like minded people.
Networking provides you with valuable ideas, suggestions, and points of view, but it doesn’t make you dependent on others.
Focus your thoughts on things that move your forward and rid yourself of the ones that hold your back and stop you from taking responsibility.
Mental toughness is the key to your success.
Your family members don’t want to pay your bills and you shouldn’t let them.
Set a budget, live within your means, and don’t get into debt.
Debt makes you a victim with few options.
Whether you make a paint a picture, cook dinner, build web sites, or coach a team the process of creation can boost your confidence and make your more self-reliant.
You gotta do something.
Pick an activity you like and make something of it.
Find activities that keep you interested and occupied that don’t rely on others to be involved.
Learn to be lonely and do something that keeps your mind occupied.
Stop being the one that finds the fault or negatives in every situation.
Grow up, seriously.
Instead, see the positive things around you and focus your attention on them.
There’s nothing more annoying than someone who’s needy.
Instead, focus on gratitude, adding value, and being of service to others.
The quickest way to end relationships is by being a needy child.
Stop being lazy!
If you’re physically capable of handling your own tasks, then use them as an opportunity to get exercise and become more self-reliant.
Do something that challenges your mind, body, and spirit.
Let it scare the crap out of you.
This will lead you into new territories and help stretch the limits of your resilience.
Don’t rely on others to be happy.
It’s not their responsibility.
Only you can make you happy.
Figure out how to do it.
Protect your developing self-reliance by declining anything that pushes you toward dependence.
Negativity keeps your mind reliant on more and more negativity. It feeds your mind and reinforces your negative attitude.
Recognize your feelings and choose appropriate responses without waiting for someone else to acknowledge them first.
Don’t let them control you.
Find things that inspire you to persevere despite challenges.
This is the spark that gets you moving towards your goals and gets your mind creative.
Keep moving forward.
It doesn’t happen over night, so don’t give up when you have setbacks.
Becoming self-reliant is a process.
Take it one step at a time.
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