To truly be independent, you have to be single minded. Being single minded takes discipline. To gain discipline it takes work, a lot of work. EVERYTHING you do must be in line with your goals.
Matthew 6:24 in the bible reads, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
The bible isn’t a religious book. It’s a book filled with codes. Codes that need to be cracked and deciphered. Take that verse for instance along with what I said about being single minded. Say you put your complete attention (energy) into accomplishing one goal. Just one goal. Give it all that you have.
See right now I’m not there yet. I have to finish this post another time. I have yet to become a maverick. Still working on it.