The Principle of Self-Reliance

SELF-RELIANCE

"FIGMENT encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources." one of FIGMENT's 11 Principles

Self-reliance isn't just about bringing your own toothpaste and making sure to clean up after yourself. At ALPHA, you'll be encouraged to use those inner resources to create the project of your dreams. Not sure what those inner resources are? Here are a few questions to consider:

  • When do you feel most confident?
  • If you had to describe your creativity in 3 words, what would they be?
  • What specific knowledge or skills do you have that might be surprising to an acquaintance?
  • What types of challenges do you enjoy?

Do you see any themes in your answers? Anything surprising?

You can utilize your strengths by finding artistic outlets that take advantage of them, or you can share those strengths with others. Are you action-oriented, organized, and a problem solver? Maybe you should be helping plan a larger project with a group of people! Do you really enjoy card games that no one really knows about? Try teaching those card games, creating your own deck of cards, or work with a friend to develop an entirely new game. The opportunities are endless!


 Always wanted to be a gameshow host, particularly with an audience that is too polite to leave?


Photo: Art No Food Photography


 Want to figure out how those knitting skills your grandmother taught you can create something more daring than a blanket? 

Photo: Jun Chang


Or are you better with electricity or creating things that shoot flames?



Photos: Art No Food Photography


ALPHA
15-17 April 2016

ALPHA is an event for everyone who creates. ALPHA is a place to experiment and try new things... a place to launch new projects, to collaborate, to improve and refine existing projects, to dive in and create something new and unexpected, to reinvent yourself completely as an creator.

Buy ALPHA 2016 tickets today!


Showing 52 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2024-05-16 23:59:10 -0400
    I hope to be able to read more interesting posts then. Will probably tell all of my friends about how smart you are https://ageofwargame.io
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2024-03-07 21:55:26 -0500
    I will read up on what it means to be an https://drift-boss.pro before we have training next week. I also appreciate the personal story you shared.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2024-01-03 21:52:25 -0500
    I’m very happy to have found your website. Your posts were so interesting that I can’t stop reading them. I hope that your site works out well https://fngames.io
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2023-08-24 00:31:01 -0400
    We offer specialized assistance for PC Repair in NW3 Hampstead, with a team of experts who follow a no-fix, no-fee policy. Our services encompass various software-related concerns, such as booting issues, challenges with data access, and more.
    https://visionet-technology.com/pc-repair-nw3-hampstead/
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2023-03-27 21:50:34 -0400
    You learned to knit from your grandma and now you want to know how you might use those abilities into something more exciting than a blanket. https://phrazle.co
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2022-01-03 02:53:20 -0500
    Simple, scalable, real-time and cost-efficient marketing analytics powered by leading-edge AI and technology
    https://www.analytic-edge.com/
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-12-15 06:39:40 -0500
    if you have any problem with inter-caste marriage problems, then you can contact us with astrologer Sanjay Sharma.
    https://www.astrologersanjaysharma.com/
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-11-08 02:34:54 -0500
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-09-03 08:09:09 -0400
    Motivational and Inspirational post. keep do Posting. Here I mention spiritual healer Pandit sai jagannatha helps to peoples live stress-free life through their astrological predictions.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-09-03 08:07:04 -0400
    Motivational and Inspirational post. keep do Posting. Here I mention spiritual healer <a href=“”https://www.saijagannathaastrologycenter.com/" rel="nofollow">https://www.saijagannathaastrologycenter.com/">Pandit sai jagannatha </a>
    helps to peoples live stress-free life through their astrological predictions.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-08-07 00:53:35 -0400
    astrology valley
    https://astrologyvalley.com/
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-08-06 02:18:14 -0400
    divine api fortune cookie
    https://divineapi.com/fortune-cookie-api
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-08-06 02:17:29 -0400
    <a href=“”https://divineapi.com/fortune-cookie-api" rel="nofollow">https://divineapi.com/fortune-cookie-api">divine api fortune cookie</a>
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-08-06 01:52:54 -0400
    <a href=“”https://divineapi.com/coffee-cup-reading-api" rel="nofollow">https://divineapi.com/coffee-cup-reading-api">divinapi coffee cup reading api</a>
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-06-26 01:12:47 -0400
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-06-25 08:49:28 -0400
    Very informative article. Visit https://www.pillaicenter.com/ for Spiritual Meditation.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-04-25 05:53:45 -0400
    Nice blog. If you want to know what your future holds for you then click here: https://trustedteller.com/janam-kundali
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-03-30 07:31:09 -0400
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-03-30 07:29:39 -0400
    Astrologer shailendera shastri ji https://www.astrosaze.com/
  • commented 2021-03-18 07:07:27 -0400
  • commented 2021-03-18 07:01:27 -0400
    India No.1 Famous Astrologer and Vashikaran Specialist. swift solutions to various Problems.
  • commented 2021-03-18 05:27:08 -0400
    Thanks for sharing this information! If you are looking to revamp your website contact the best web design company in Chennai – https://www.brandsnbehind.com/web-design-company-in-chennai/
  • commented 2021-03-18 05:25:18 -0400
    Thanks for sharing this post with the community! If you need some advice or insight into a problem or issue that is bothering you, go to Astro Speaks, browse through our roster of experienced and expert astrologers from all over the world – https://www.astroved.com/astrospeaks/
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2021-03-02 09:06:15 -0500
    Very informative article. Visit https://trustedteller.com/ for Janam kundali reports.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2020-12-30 05:46:09 -0500
    Thanks for sharing this information, Hey guys do you have any problem in your life like money problem, family problem and love problem? Here is an Astrologer Maharaj Sankalp Nath Ji who is known for his astrology and vedic mantras. He gave you a solutions and guaranteed remedies for love problems and help you to get back your love life on track . [https://blackmagicrk.com/blog/love-problem-solution-specialist-baba-ji] Love Problem Solution Specialist Baba Ji give you new life through worship . For More Details You can Contact to Maharaj +91 7665787887 Or Visit here :- [https://blackmagicrk.com]. He provides all type of solution on call.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2020-12-30 05:44:14 -0500
    Thanks for sharing this information, Hey guys do you have any problem in your life like money problem, family problem and love problem? Here is an Astrologer Maharaj Sankalp Nath Ji who is known for his astrology and vedic mantras. He gave you a solutions and guaranteed remedies for love problems and help you to get back your love life on track . <a href=“”https://blackmagicrk.com/blog/love-problem-solution-specialist-baba-ji/" rel="nofollow">https://blackmagicrk.com/blog/love-problem-solution-specialist-baba-ji/“>Love Problem Solution Specialist Baba Ji</a> give you new life through worship . For More Details You can Contact to Maharaj +91 7665787887 Or Visit here :- <a href=”https://blackmagicrk.com/">www.blackmagicrk.com</a>. He provides all type of solution on call.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2020-12-21 02:16:46 -0500
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2020-04-24 11:35:09 -0400
    Health is wealth. You should take care of your health. Sagittarius health horoscope helps you in maintaining proper healthy life. It provides you the daily routine for health fitness in your busy schedule. By visit the website https://www.tabij.in/horoscope/sagittarius/ or contact at +91 9776190123, you can get health related solution, which helps you to balance your health life.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2020-04-24 11:33:26 -0400
    Job is the most important factor in everybody’s life. So, you must go through lal kitab remedies for job, which helps you to bring happiness in your personal and professional life. It must help you in financial settlement. By visit the website https://www.tabij.in/lal-kitab/ or contact at +91 9776190123, you may get idea on career opportunities.
  • Profile Photo
    commented 2020-04-24 11:32:02 -0400
    It is very difficult to achieve success in married life. In marriage, mutual understanding of both the bride and groom should be important. If you have marriage problem in your life and your zodiac is pisces, then you must go through pisces best match for marriage. For getting perfect life partner you must visit the website https://www.tabij.in/best-match/ or contact us at +91 9776190123.