Independence doesn’t mean you have to be alone and make decisions by yourself. Something that’s really important to know is this:
We are all INTER-dependent.
What does that mean? It means no one has to be on their own without any help or support. Our ultimate goal should be interdependence. That means having the drive to tackle our goals alone, but also having the wisdom to ask for help when we need it.
We all need some support from friends and family to get to where we are going, to reach our goals, and to get a little help when we’ve dug ourselves into a hole! So you can be independent and interdependent at the same time. Hey, a support system is one thing that makes being independent a lot easier.
Interdependence ultimately means that:
- You can be independent and still ask for help.
- You can be independent and still have someone support you to make decisions.
- You can be independent and still rely on others to see you through a tough time.
- You can be independent and still share your good times, good fortune, and important events with friends, family, and others.
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