I'm not going to lie:
The notion of independence isn’t the great, aspirational concept we always thought it was. Toiling away at your self-improvement alone is only going to draw out your achievement and make you feel isolated.
But here’s the deal:
Instead of clinging to the idea of independence, what you need to understand is the concept of interdependence - where you develop a sense of safety around relying on others for things you cannot or do not want to do yourself.
And something you very likely cannot do for yourself is defeat your overwhelm.
In fact, you need someone who can work with you to create a success plan and keep you accountable on the journey so you’re not constantly pushing yourself while running on empty.