Success Is For The Self-Reliant

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Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair & Some Great Thinkers.

It has been my personal experience and observation of humanity that it is those who are self reliant who achieve far greater things in this life when compared to those who are always looking to others for their ‘step up’ as it were.

I know of people who are always waiting for the next job offer in order to move ahead. Now I have no problem with having a job, although I personally have avoided such a sentence for many a year.

But this day and age of the entrepreneur, where you can start a business with simply an email address and an idea, the need for self-reliance is becoming more and more evident.

I have always taught my children to be self-reliant. That is why even at the youthful age of nine I challenged one of my children to go into business. All my children, from the time they could walk, assisted me in distributing advertising leaflets into letterboxes in our local neighborhood.

We prayed that God would bless our efforts, but we also got off our backsides and worked hard. This is what I mean when I speak of self-reliance, and many of the great minds that have lived think exactly the same.

Even when I give to those less fortunate than myself I make sure that I am not just giving a handout – but rather a hand up.  For as someone once wisely said, that if you give a man a fish he will eat for a day, but if you teach him to fish he will eat for a lifetime.

Great Thoughts On Self Reliance

So allow me to share some of these great thoughts with you to inspire you to action and self-reliance

Help thyself, and God will help thee. – Herbert

They can conquer who believe they can. – Virgil

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there. – M. Antonius

God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest. – J. G. Holland

The best lightning-rod for your protection is your own spine. – Emerson

Doubt whom you will, but never doubt yourself. – Bovee

A person under the firm persuasion that he can command resources virtually has them. – Livy

Trust in God, but keep your powder dry. – Cromwell

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. – Plato

God helps those that help themselves. – Franklin

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quote source: The New Dictionary of Thoughts

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