10. Do Your Own Thing

Do Your Own Thing

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Independence, whether in your personal and professional life, is all about being able to do your own thing (with reason and appropriateness, of course). It takes a lot of self-confidence and inner courage to not be afraid of what other people might think of you.

Personal independence is not about cutting yourself off from your family and friends.

It is about being able to be your own person in this crowded world. Personal independence is about having your own life, your own thoughts and beliefs, and your own personality apart from your group identity. When you have personal independence, you know who you are when no one is there to observe you. You are in touch with the inner being who knows about love, truth, balance, and happiness. In the long run, becoming more independent will make you and the people around you happier.

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