Free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority.
- Being Independent means taking responsibility for yourself.
- Be prepared to put in the effort, work and strength involved in developing Independence.
- 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.
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