As a child growing up with a disability I didn’t know I had, I wasn’t self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency wasn’t on my radar, let alone part of me, or my life.
Fast-forward to today and being self-sufficient is what I am. As a child, with no emotional support, I had to be emotionally self-sufficient. In my mind I was an independent thinker.
Self-sufficiency promotes self-awareness, self-support, self-reliance and independence, without us having to seeking approval from others. It is part of a lifestyle we can all achieve.
Being self-sufficient helps us live comfortably, and determines how we will cope. In our busy lives, we must learn to be more self-serving, but we must also take the ego out.
Being self-sufficient means we will deal with stress better, pressures better and any irritations better. Self-sufficiency is based on a positive attitude, which means we will make better choices, for example, like who we choose to have in our lives.