There’s a big difference between being self-reliant and only relying on yourself.
Being self-reliant is about being independent, capable and adaptable. And only relying on yourself is isolating, ridged, and untrusting.
One is inclusive and the other is exclusive. One is a teacher mindset and the other is a blaming mindset.
If you are only relying on yourself, you’re doing something wrong. Our goal as creatives is to take our work and share it with as many people as we can. Not for eyeballs, but for connection and kinship.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1242