What I stand for is what I stand on.

Why it’s important to stand for what you believe in

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Your beliefs and convictions play a major role in shaping who you are as a person, and it’s important to be aware of this and live your life accordingly. So think about what you believe in, and make sure that everything you do is in line with these values!

When you stand for what you believe in, you are living in accordance with your values and convictions. This is important because it means that you are true to yourself and that everything you do is based on what you believe in. When you live your life this way, it makes you a strong and principled person, and it also makes it easier to make decisions because you already know what you stand for. So if you’re looking to live a life of purpose and meaning, start by standing for what you believe in!

My beliefs and morals are the foundation of my actions.

What I stand for is what I stand on. That’s a motto that defines me, and if you want to know who I am then you need to understand what I stand for first. What do i mean by this? Well, first let’s look at myself independently of other people; standing up for myself means making choices based on the facts that are relevant to me. These choices make up my boundaries and guideposts.

Every once in a while I’ll meet people who have fears about the limits of their beliefs or situation, even though what they fear has been disproven. By reasons to back it up these individuals will claim that believing isn’t real because other people aren’t doing what they want, are lacking knowledge, are selfish or will do the wrong things. For them, it seems that believing is wishful thinking and they only feel safe if they leave it out of their lives.

They’re right in one aspect. If you don’t take action then you won’t experience much change, but this doesn’t mean that your choices should be based solely on what others have done, or that you need to feel “safe” before taking any risks. In fact, if everyone was too busy trying to be safe then nothing would ever happen. All this safety does is stifle creativity and ambition.

My advice is this: stop worrying about what other people do, how other people present themselves, or how others could do something differently. Stop using fear to inform your choices and start using reason, knowledge, and faith instead. You have a brain that knows how to process information, so use it. Be the change you want to see in the world in a way that makes sense in your situation.

What happens when I stand for what I believe in?

When I stand for what I believe in life changes; ambitions are fulfilled, feelings of contentment arise and relationships improve. I know this because these are the things I’ve experienced in my own life.

I discovered that believing was not merely wishful thinking when I began to get what I needed. Note that I didn’t say “what I wanted”. This is one of the reasons why I recommend doing it. If you want something badly enough you’ll make it happen, even though you may have to go through a time of only receiving what you need. Believe in yourself, act on yourself and it will happen.

The boundaries I’ve set for myself are based on experience, knowledge, and feelings. The feeling of wanting to do something is the motivation for doing it while the feeling of accomplishing something satisfies me. These are the guideposts that help me decide what I want to spend my time on, and I find that when I’m following what feels natural to me positive things start to happen.

I stand for my beliefs, and by standing for them I can make changes in myself and the world around me. There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you believe in yourself enough.

Doubt and uncertainty is a guidepost.

Do I have doubts? Yes, I do. Do I have thoughts that I’m going in the wrong direction? Yes, I do.

This is my mind and my experiences acting as a checkpoint. I need to assess my path and my journey through life. If I’m doing the right thing, it feels right. I know within the depths of my mind and my soul when I’m doing something wrong.

I can take time to look back at how far I’ve come. I know that I have goals and I’m working to reach them. Sometimes the direction of travel has to change. I have to be flexible, especially when I have to rely on the actions of others to complete a task.

I have to be prepared to change and allow for circumstances to delay or hinder my progress. I can plan for those hindrances. Experience has given me just enough insight to know that I need rest and time to gather my strength for new challenges.

Even when I appear to be standing still, I’m not. I’m looking forward and constantly using the foundations of my beliefs to keep an open mind and to not be distracted by “maybe, could’ve and what if”.

I have to do it. Nobody else will do it for me. Nobody else will write this blog, or take my thoughts and turn them into words.

Action!

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I stand for action. I stand for making things happen, even though sometimes I don’t want to do it.

I am writing, I am blogging, I am creating podcasts. I hope that you find the direction to live a fulfilling life too!

I’ve learned that there are things I need to do before I get what I want to do. One of those things was working in an industry that I didn’t like. It set me up with some financial security and for that I am grateful. What it didn’t do was give me the time to look into my own heart and soul. I didn’t have time to figure out who I am.

That has changed in the past few years. I stopped drinking and started living. I stopped working for others and instead started working for myself. I stopped trying to please other people to get the emotional attention that I so desperately craved.

I stand for doing the next right thing. I hope that you do too.

And finally…

Thanks for reading, and thanks for joining me on this journey. Remember to follow this happy human on twitter, subscribe to the blog and leave comments. I’d love to know what you think!

All the best!

Matt The Happy Human

15 Comments Add yours

  1. beth says:

    you are so right, and I stand behind you and this approach to life

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    1. Stand next to me, not behind me πŸ™‚ I am not a leader πŸ™‚

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      1. beth says:

        yes, I meant behind as in support )

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      2. I appreciate it πŸ™‚

        Thankyou for taking time to read and to comment πŸ™‚

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  2. Good post. I have to admit I have let fear stop me sometimes, but I’m trying to do that less often. πŸ™‚

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    1. Fear, uncertainty and doubt can be crippling at times.

      Taking the opportunity to try new things is how I learn and grow. Sometimes I make mistakes. And that’s ok too.

      Keep moving forwards!

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  3. FYI, I just found a lovely comment from you in my spam. Please forgive me for not responding( It was regarding your parents). I’m still trying to get the hang of navigating this technology, actually there were a few in there so I’ll have to remember to check it on occasion.

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    1. Thankyou for letting me know. Technology can be a bit too clever sometimes!

      I hope that you’re enjoying the first weeks of this New Year and I look forward to reading more of your blog πŸ™‚

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      1. Thanks, you as well. Believe it or not I actually just bought my first cell phone yesterday, lol. It’s ok, you can laugh πŸ˜‚

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      2. I’m not going to laugh 🀣

        We all have our own pace at which we adopt new technologies.

        I’m sure you’ll have fun learning about what your phone is capable of doing πŸ™‚

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  4. bestofwrite says:

    Yes, as a human, I believe that it is important to stand up for what’s right, our beliefs and our morality. If we fail to do that, then we’re just as obsolete as machines. Though I admit, fear and societal pressure is a huge stopping force and even I get stifled by it sometimes. Overall, this was very well written. 😊 Write on! Meanwhile, do check out my blog sometime too! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thankyou for taking time to comment πŸ™‚

      Peer pressure and the need to be part of a group does influence our thoughts and our actions. There is a compulsion to comply so that we do not become social outcasts.

      When humanity was a lot more ‘tribal’ and groups of humans were still struggling to control their environment, being cast out from the group would mean death; either by a lack of shared available resources or by a lack of protection from the hungry wildlife.

      I think there are still remnants of that fear in all of us. It can be overcome if we have the basic needs of food, shelter and security in place.

      -Matt The Happy Human πŸ™‚

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      1. bestofwrite says:

        You are absolutely correct! Civilisation is just replacing animal instincts and impulses with “acceptable” forms. As you no doubt have seen, sometimes that comes crashing down in the form of murder and other crimes.

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