Have you ever set out on a goal to realize you simply could not, no matter how hard you tried, find the time to get it done? 

Fortunately, you’re not in it alone. Occurrences of not reaching the finish line are common and happen to all of us at one point or another. It’s not that you don’t want to do the work. Sometimes, it’s a matter of timing, and you find yourself unable to commit even the smallest bits of time to do the work. 

Whatever the case, it all boils down to becoming more self-reliant. Not necessarily in the sense of depending on yourself to move toward accomplishing goals but more along the lines of holding yourself 100% accountable. There will be people who are there to support and guide you along the way, and that’s great. But, ultimately, you’ll need to muster up the inner power to lean and trust in yourself to reaching the finish line. And here’s how. 

3 Ways to Become More Self-Reliant – We like to think of Self-reliance as the ability to depend upon oneself to complete tasks, goals, and assignments. Whatever mission you are on, realize that you are in the driver’s seat and have the power to navigate the journey at all times.

Commit to Taking Action 

One of the first steps to becoming more self-reliant is holding yourself accountable for taking action. The best thing you can do is commit to doing the work and showing up whether you feel like it or not. Think about it. If you’re working for an employer, there are days when you just “show up” whether you feel like hitting the time clock or not. If you commit to the task, no matter how small of a commitment, you’re proving to yourself that you are indeed capable of getting work done. And you’ll start seeing the results as you do more to reach your goal.

Set Aside Specific Time Slot 

Allocating time to exercise or work on your project seems simple enough but more difficult than you think. Our daily routines sweep in and knock us off our feet, and before you know it, it’s time for dinner and we’re ready to wind down for the evening. This is why it is important to create a new routine (which will later become a habit) of setting aside a specific time to do whatever it is you need to do. Do you need to work out a few times a week? Set a time to hit the gym and stick with it until it becomes a habit. Our minds are conditioned by habits. Condition your mind to follow the new routine.

Stop Looking for Help 

Looking for help before you’ve helped yourself is a dead end. There’s a saying along the lines of, “help will always come when you need it.” If you believe this to be true then you’ll understand why you don’t have to spend your time and energy looking for help. Developing a system of self-reliance is powered by your ability to trust the information you are receiving from within. Intuitive guidance will lead you to the right decisions, the right opportunities. It doesn’t mean you won’t need assistance at some point or another. It means your help will show up on time, when, and where you need it most. 

Self-Reliance is you placing all the bets on you. It’s your responsibility to trust yourself enough to take a shot at reaching whatever goals you’ve put in front of you. Becoming more self-reliant is a matter of decision. It’s deciding to hold yourself accountable for taking actions that will lead you toward your destination.