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You know what’s scarier than standing up for yourself?

Yes, standing up for yourself and your beliefs can be scary, awkward, and confrontational.  But do you know what is more scary?

Living your entire life in fear.

Imagine 5 years from now.  What kind of lifestyle will you have?   Will you be okay with living your entire life under the whim and rule of other people’s beliefs and opinions?  Will be too scared to say no when you need to – and you will able to deal with the circumstances, the regret, and the anger that will build up over the years?  Will you be happy?

When you know you need to take action, but you are scared, it is a good thing. It is a sign that there is growth potential within the situation. Condition yourself to be a person who takes action (even if you are afraid) when you need to speak up for yourself or make changes in your life.

If you don’t speak up for yourself, who will?

Maybe you have a spouse, a close friend, or a parent who can speak up for you. Do you think that’s a good excuse?

I don’t.

Don’t rely on others to grow for you. You need to become one who is conscious and responsible for their own growth. You are no longer a small child. Stand up for yourself and start living your life.

If you don’t live life on your own terms, you are living your life on someone else’s.

Stay passionate my friends!

p.s. If there is someone you know who needs to hear this message, please put this in there hands.  You have the power to change someone’s life.

Have you experienced a time in your life where it was scary to stand up for yourself, but you did it anyway?

Is there something currently you want to stand up for?

About Matt

I'm passionate about learning, teaching and growing. I'm an entrepreneur and an adventurer, and I bring my work with me when I travel. This blog documents my journey in life. Read more about me here → More details.