125 I15 Positive Emotion – Independent



Free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority.

Practical Tips

  1. Being Independent means taking responsibility for yourself.
  2. Be prepared to put in the effort, work and strength involved in developing Independence.
  3. Ask yourself the following QQ’s (Quality Questions; Where do I rely on others? What will it take to do those things myself? Which character traits do I need to develop to function in and independent way?

Beliefs and Affirmations

When I take responsibility for my own life, I can revel in my own Independence.


(How to make it very EASY to feel the positive emotion)

Anytime I control my own direction, I feel Independent.
Anytime I rely on myself, I feel Independent.
Anytime I embrace my ability to work, when I want to work, I feel I have Freedom and Independence.
Anytime I appreciate that the role/position in my life at the moment, has been an independent choice and I am contributing in an important way, I feel Independent.
Anytime I display independence and confidence, I feel I am Growing.

Example Challenges

People that say “Oh, can you do this, can you do that?” when you announce you are ‘nipping’ to the bank! (DC056)


“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
– Stephen Covey

“The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.”
– Virginia Woolf