Self-reliance simply means doing or thinking or deciding something by oneself or without depending on others. It is a great virtue that inspires a man to do something by own and to stand on his own feet through the struggle of life. A self-reliant person is always confident of his ability and worth and, therefore he likes to go his own way. It is a quality that is essential for success in the world. The great and successful persons in various fields are always genius, creative and thoughtful, and thus self-reliant. It is natural that numerous problems endanger us in our way of life. But those who can think creatively and take a right and timely decision can overcome them and speed up their journey of life. And this is particularly possible by a self-reliant person. In the field of politics, the importance of self-reliance is unlimited. Those who are prompt, tactful, and instant decision-makers in dealing with people of various values, tastes, and opinions are the successful leaders. There are thousands of youths in our country who remain unemployed after completing their education. Among them, many are highly qualified and talented. They keep waiting for years to grasp a job provided by the government. If they possessed this quality of self-reliance, they could surely be self-employed and lead life much more nicely than they could dream of. There are also glaring examples of such self-reliant youths who not only rose to the top position of life by being self-employed but provided jobs for many other unemployed people. In fact, self-reliance is a feeling of trust that someone has in his or her efforts and abilities. This trust leads him/her to pursue success around his own capabilities. In a word, we can follow the life and works of the great men in our respective fields but being self-reliant means being like our own. Therefore, we all should try to acquire the virtue of self-reliance to attain terminal success in life.