April 8: Independence and Accountability

Growing up I was given everything I needed, and even some of the things I wanted.  When it was time to be on my own, I would ask for things I thought I needed.  I heard the word, “No” a lot from my dad.  He taught me that if I wanted something, I should work for it and earn it for myself.  This concept brought value and self-confidence into my life.  It was his gift to me.  I appreciate that gift every, single day.

The world owes us nothing.  If we want something, we need to work for it and earn it.  We need to deserve it.  In doing these things we become independent and self-sufficient, and we earn credibility with ourselves and others.

Eventually, as we grow up and begin to learn to do the hard things on our own, WE are to become our OWN source of abundance, strength, and wisdom, before we are gifted the opportunity to pass it on to others, like our children.

I think it is possible that the MOST IMPORTANT things we can teach our children are the life-long practices of SELF-appreciation, SELF-acceptance, and SELF-love, so they won’t ever HAVE to depend upon others for such validation.

Reminder to self:  Make the decisions that will put you in the position to be, do, and have whatever it is you want, working and fighting like nobody will ever help you.


We can choose to strive to live a life and make choices that will put us in a position to never have to ask for help with anything.  This will build patterns and habits of independence, self-sufficiency, and will build strength and self-confidence like not many other things will.  By living a life like this, it will inspire others to do the same.  This is especially important for children to learn!  As parents we want to teach them to depend on themselves since we won’t always be around.  What better way to do it than by word and deed?  What better way to teach our children than by our own example?

Today’s challenge for myself:  Today I will remember the more I give the more I will get.  I will strive to create and maintain a life of financial independence and self-sufficiency.  I will remember that GAIN COMES THROUGH GIVING.  I will strive to be generous and independent, teaching those around me the value of these things through DOING it.

The lessons available in the stories of the interview between Tom Bilyeu and Ajit Nawalkha help in cultivating confidence, becoming more self-aware, earning credibility with ourselves, and creating an independent lifestyle with which we can contribute on a higher scale.

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our personal realities.

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