RocheMartin defines Emotional Intelligence by a set of 10 competencies and this is one in a series of blogs covering each one.
Self-Reliance is the ability to back yourself, take responsibility for your actions and what happens as a result
The 3 components of Self-Reliance are
You don’t rely on anyone else for what you need. You can think and decide for yourself.
You are happy to act on what you think is the right choice.
This requires Self-Confidence, an emotional intelligence competency in its own right and covered in this blog.
...and you take responsibility for your actions and are accountable for what happens as a result.
To find out more and why it's so important, have a look at this blog.