Being independent means that you are capable of feeling, thinking, and working on your own. Are you independent or looking to others for advice, reassurance, and direction? In the work environment, this can be particularly obvious when you need to make decisions.
Independence does not imply completely disregarding others and heading off on your own route. The goal is to be intelligent enough to consult a variety of sources and selective enough to analyze the information and come to a satisfactory solution.
For each solution consider the benefits, disadvantages, and worst-case scenario. You might be surprised to learn that like yourself no one is correct 100 percent of the time. But you are still exercising your independence and your ability to work in an autonomous manner.
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