Tue. Jul 5th, 2022

Introduction: Six Reasons to Stand Up for What You Believe In

When you stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone, you are not only setting an example for those around you and letting them know that they can do the same thing – but also because it is important that we all have the courage to speak out about what is really going on in our world – even if it means going against the grain. You are also showing that there is somebody in the world who will stand up for what’s right, even if it means standing alone, and that in order to make a difference, you have to be willing to be different than the rest. Perhaps the most compelling reason you should stand up for what you believe in [but not necessarily what someone else believes in] is because of how important it is for us all to understand each other and relate to each other – and for us all to like each other rather than be afraid of each other.
The following article is an introductory explanation of the six reasons why you may want to stand up for what you believe in rather than just accepting what others say.
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Introduction: Six Reasons to Stand Up for What You Believe In
By Justice P. Burke Barnett, M.A., © copyright 2007 – all rights reserved: Only those who are willing to stand up for their beliefs and make a difference can become change makers in the world. [respecting the rights of others is a widely accepted practice.]
Here are the six reasons why you may want to stand up for what you believe in rather than just accepting what others say. Put them into practice and you will have done your part to make the world a better place.

stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone
stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone

How to Keep Your Beliefs Strong and Alive

Make sure you keep your beliefs strong and alive by having the following attitude: you are respected for your beliefs and opinions, and that you are willing to stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.
The following is an extract from a book by Brian Tracy with the title: “How to Keep Your Beliefs Strong and Alive”

stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone
stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone

What Not to Do If You Want Others to Support Your Beliefs

Make sure you keep your beliefs strong and alive by having the above attitude. The following is a list of six simple steps that will help you to stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.
1. Focus on your core values.
You can find basic guidelines and inspiration in the following statement by Mahatma Gandhi: “Upon every action, there is a reaction; if not in speed, then at least in intensity.” Your core values are your source of inspiration and a constant reminder of what you hold dear. They will help you stay true to your beliefs even if they are not accepted by others.
2. Clarify what you stand for and where you want to go . . .
… before you stand up for what you believe in. While it may be tempting to launch into a full-frontal attack on a sensitive topic, it’s often more effective to take an indirect approach. “Instead of saying, ‘You stink,’ try saying, ‘I think you stink,'” said Geoffrey Cohen in his book Stand Up Straight: How Confident People Make the Most of Themselves. “It’s the same message as standing up for your beliefs. When you attack the person, you’re really attacking yourself.”
3. Understand the different viewpoints and experiences that exist in your field.

stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone
stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone

Final Thoughts & Action Steps

You are willing to take action steps to show others that it is OK for them to do the same. “We cannot shout down the violence by using violence and oppression. No other voice can be as powerful in the world than that of justice, equality and freedom.”
Final Thoughts & Action Steps
I believe it is important to stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone. I will take action steps to show others that it is OK for them to do the same. We cannot shout down the violence by using violence and oppression. No other voice can be as powerful in the world than that of justice, equality and freedom.
The following action steps will help me reach my goals.
1) I will do a simple good deed for someone who needs help; this is called “whole-hearted service” or “grace in action.”

stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone
stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone