September Powerful Words – SELF RELIANCE – Week 1

This week, we’re talking about self reliance, what it means to us, and how we use it in our everyday lives. There have been so many technological advances in our lives that it may seem that “self reliance” is easier than ever…or is the opposite that’s true? Perhaps all the technology is making us more dependant than ever. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his famous essay, Self Reliance; “The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.” In other words, we may all benefit from the improvements and advances, but it may actually be stunting our personal growth.” Do you agree? Where do you see people being more self reliant and where do you see people being more dependant these days? This week, Powerful Thought Assignment is to rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 10: How self reliant are you? What would bring your rank up just 1 point? What would a 10 look like?