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Independence Means Making Our Own Decisions


Independence means making our own decisions. Making our own decisions can lead to feelings of empowerment and perceiving ourselves in new ways—and the ability to create more options in our lives. Everyone has reserves of spontaneity, creativity, courage, and strength. Each of us had vast amounts of these reserves when we were children, and we naturally have even more now as we’ve become more resilient over time. Perceiving oneself in a new way may only take remembering that 5, 10 or 20 years ago we weren’t the same person we are today. We have already personally shown that we instinctively have the power to change.

Seeing things in a new way can be like going on an adventure with new experiences. Don’t we do this when we go on vacation? We explore, we expand our perception of the world and of our own reality. We get to see and understand the relevance and necessity of new perspectives from a variety of people and cultures.

Empowerment comes when we become personally engaged in living our own life through the true nature of our purpose and identity. New adventures can give us a greater sense of freedom and further strengthen our unique perspective of life.

About the Author

For over 20 years, John Cane has helped over 100,000 individuals in areas of Self Improvement. John is a Certified Integrated Wellness Coach (Mind, Body, and Spirit), motivational speaker, and writer. John has six certifications in Personal Growth and Development. His Journal Books, ‘Important Things I Remember from My Parents’ are used in schools and as an aid for adults in gaining strength in self-identity in the United States and Europe. John is currently pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Psychology & Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybrook University, Oakland, California.