How to become emotionally self-reliant. Learn the virtue of self-reliance. Self-reliance can be seen as getting things done for yourself without relying on others, being able to “pull your weight” by paying your bills and taking care of yourself properly.
- Accepting yourself, and being your own best friend. …
- Inner confidence. …
- Making our own decisions. …
- Recognize and manage dependence. …
- Accept yourself for who you are. …
- Having your own values. …
- Not relying on ‘things’ to feel happiness. …
- Decide who you want to be, and how you want to get there.
- Develop a budget…
- Learn Financial Independence….
Having self-reliance is important for several reasons. The most obvious being that depending on others for help, means there will be times when it’s not available.
How to Develop Self-Reliance
While the idea of becoming a more self-reliant man or woman isn’t as mainstream as it once was, I believe that learning how to develop self-reliance in your own life continues to be the key to getting ahead in life.
I’ve been interested in the topic of self-reliance for well over a decade. The feeling of being able to do something for or by yourself that you previously couldn’t do simply cannot be overstated.
But what is self-reliance, and how can we develop and build upon it in our own lives?
What is Self-Reliance?
Self-reliance is trusting your abilities to get through the challenges of life on the back of your own resourcefulness. It refers to your ability to provide for yourself (and oftentimes, defend against your enemies) without the need for outside help.
Of course, this definition of self-reliance is broad, with the meaning varying from person to person. While the above definition of self-reliance refers to it as a form of individualism, in reality the term has vast meanings, and the importance of self-reliance will vary dramatically from one person to the next.
Examples of Self-Reliance
Self-reliance means different things to different people. The character traits most readily associated with self-reliance are, in no order:
- Reliability: You can be depended on to be consistent in everything you do.
- Perseverance: You keep going, weathering the storm through thick and thin.
- Dependability: You can be trusted to do what you say you’re going to do.
- Hardworking: You believe in the value of hard work and dedication.
- Self-discipline: You control your behaviors in order to improve your actions.
Being self-reliant allows you to survive the harshest of winters and the most brutal of summers. It gives you a sense of agency over yourself and your decisions. And while it isn’t an excuse to never seek help from others, it means you are no longer at the whim and mercy of those who may have other plans for you.