Belonging To Oneself





“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” 
Michel de Montaigne
I believe to be successful we need to take responsibility for our own life. With a healthy level of self reliance we do not need to look to others to sort, fix, mend or organise our lives for us. As individuals we are each responsible for the life we have and we alone have created.

Self reliance is like a muscle. We can use it or lose it. When we start to be self-reliant on a regular basis, we grow bigger, stronger and able to cope with what ever life demands are put upon us. Self reliance is the single universal quality that truly powerful individual share.

Are you dependent on the acceptance of others, do you follow like a sheep? Take a closer look to see if you are making your own decisions, living the life which is right for you.

Self-understanding  is vital to realise that you are responsible for yourself and learn whatever you need to make your life successful, functional and happy; rather than waiting around for someone else, or trying to gain another’s approval.

To be responsible is to be able to make effective decisions and choices for yourself, to weigh alternatives, and to evaluate ethical dilemmas and solve problems. When a problem arises, the independent person has acquired the skills it takes to face it squarely, learns as much as possible about it, considers many options, weighs the possible outcome of each option, and perhaps seeks advice before reaching a decision. As an independent and self-reliant person, you can ask for help, but you remain in charge of how much and what kind of help you accept, and you make clear agreements about what is expected in return.

Look within you today at improving your self reliance… independent mindset will lead to more confidence and inner peace in your life.


“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach.”
Walt Whitman

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