Self-Reliance is the action and life of self-assertiveness.
It is being accountable first and foremost to oneself.
Is the realization that I can rely on myself
before anyone or anything,
and but for reasons,
of love, generosity, a moral imperative
or a combination of any of them,
I can put others before or ahead of me
in the endeavors of my life;
when it comes to dependence though,
I depend on no one, but myself.
I depend on myself first before I depend on others
as I shall never expect, count or rely
on others to act on my behalf
or even do for me,
What I am supposed to do,
What only I can do,
What only I should do,
Also, I rely on myself and what I believe in,
irrespective and above what others believe.
As I rely first on myself,
I am immune to the opinions
and influence of others.
I rely on myself despite what society thinks.
I rely on my instincts and my gut,
but before any norm, rule or law.
As I rely on myself, I break away,
inoculate against or do not fall
into the chains of conformism, indoctrination,
annihilation or disappearance of myself.
I rely on myself as it is the only way I can establish
my individuality, my character, my personality,
in other words my identity.
I rely on myself first
because is the foundation of my independence
and the seed of my sense of self-worth, self-respect and dignity.
If I can govern myself without the belief,
without the help or influence of anyone,
then I have acquired all of the above.
I will rely on myself first
if I think, feel and act
with integrity, without impulsiveness
and according to my spiritual, moral-ethical and family values.
I rely on myself first because I trust myself,
and, as a result, believe in and have the self-confidence
to face life as myself and not as someone else,
with all my capacities, talents and true to my identity.