The way of Self- Reliance starts with recognizing who we are, what we´ve got to work with, and what works best for us.
“How can you get very far,
If you don't know Who You Are?
How can you do what you ought,
If you don't know What You´ve Got?
And if you don't know Which To Do
Of all the things in front of you,
Then what you´ll have when you are through
Is just a mess without a clue
Of all the best that can come true
If you know What and Which and Who.”
- The Tao of Pooh
Sooner or later, we are bound to discover some things about ourselves that we don't like. But once we see they're there, we can decide what we want to do with them. Maybe not only by getting rid of these completely, but by changing them into other things, or use our weaknesses in beneficial ways.