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Learn to Value Yourself, Which Means: Fight for Your Happiness – Ayn Rand

Learn to Value Yourself, Which Means: Fight for Your Happiness – Ayn Rand

The more you realize that life is a gift, that everything changes and you’re not always in control; the more you are able to recognize that happiness is a choice. Finding joy and happiness in the present moment – no matter how inadequate it may seem – can make a difference both in your life and in the lives of those around you. And that’s worth fighting for.

While we all have different dreams and life goals, for many, living a meaningful life that positively influences others is important. The fight for happiness begins when you choose to be a leader, not a follower. When you chose to live your life in a manner that is pleasing to you – doing things that fulfill you, focusing on the hopeful or happy rather than the negative.

Every day, when you wake up in the morning, take a moment to be thankful for all that you have. Get ready and be determined to give the world the best you have to offer. If you can look in the mirror and see someone who is genuinely full of love, integrity, and honesty, then the world will be that much richer for having you in it. Happiness is a moment-to-moment choice; choose to concentrate on the good, both in the world and in yourself.

Don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough – you are enough, and what you are doing is enough. Remember that life could end at any time, whether you are ready or not. This means that at any point, your life could be considered complete. So why not live it your way? Don’t be so hard on yourself for living your life. Just do your best. Appreciate each breath you take in a way that allows you to continually strive towards ever bigger, ever brighter.

Do what you love to do, not because you have something to prove, but because you deserve happiness. Be happy because it’s your right.

Learn to Value Yourself, Which Means: Fight for Your Happiness – Ayn Rand
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Kaylaa T. Blackwell is an IT Professional and a student at Southern New Hampshire University with a penchant for writing, researching, and helping others resolve real world issues. She has a great interest in technology, business, and psychology and how they impact each other. You can get more of her insights, inspiration, and food for thoughts by following her blog at Inspired Beacon and connecting with her social media pages.


  1. Very timely and excellent advice for me this morning. I dare say it was providential that I read this! Thank you so much!

  2. Hey, thanks for liking my post…Keep up the good work!!!

  3. It is easy to forget this and get engrossed in the details of getting through the day or things that are not going well. It’s a whole mindset, as are so many other things. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Wow! Powerful stuff. Very moving , honest, and well its the truth.

  5. This is so true and just came to the right time for me. Thank you for sharing this. It´s a very powerful and true text. Love it!

  6. noblethemes you are so welcome…glad this piece was so timely for you 🙂 . All the best for the New Year.

  7. Ellie, thank you 🙂 . Happy New Year to you.

  8. Lessons Plan for Life, glad it was a great reminder for you. No matter what you are doing or how busy life gets, continue the good fight for your happiness :). Stay Well and cheers to 2016 🙂

  9. Little Sunshine, you are welcome. Glad you loved this piece and my writing resonated with you. Thank you too for stopping by and reading. Happy New Year and all the best for 2016 🙂 .

  10. fitforpeople, glad you found my piece powerful and was moved by it. Happy New Year 🙂 and thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  11. Although right now during this season if my life I don’t feel like I have control; I’ve turned over that power to God for I keep messing up the process and producing the same results! SMH – However to my surprise I am much happier giving up this stressful fight and trusting that me letting this go is part of my fight for happiness! Yes that’s it for sure! Great post my friend???? Chanel

  12. Happiness is truly a choice to be made for the self. It is a joyous right =)

  13. Wow, what a post. Such a tough lesson I have had to learn in the past year – I am NOT in control. All control was ripped from our hands this past year when both of our dads passed, my hubby lost his job and we moved into a camper. lol Finding our “happy” has been hard, but not impossible.

  14. This is how I decided to stay in my new job!

  15. I just touched on this today – life is definitely what you make it. My life is still a rollercoaster, but I’m starting to enjoy the ride

  16. This is a powerful post. Learning to value one’s self is not always, and yet how can we expect to be happy if we don’t. Thank you for this reminder.

  17. Thank you. Just made me realize a lot.

  18. I LOVE this! Its definitely our right to be happy. Hopefully everyone realizes that 🙂

  19. I appreciate the use of Ayn Rand to focus on the individual, and not the infamous “they” or “others.” Bravo.

  20. “Be happy because it’s your right.” – Golden Words. Thanks for the post

  21. How many times, as a child, did I try to do something perfect -just to repeat the process. Perfection -I never seek it. I seek only to be good enough for me, and find happiness in that. Thanks for sharing words so many need to hear.

  22. Very motivational and inspirational. Anand Bose from Kerala.

  23. Love this! Especially since I have been currently working on “Mindfulness” and guiding my thought towards happiness, no matter the circumstances of the day. Thanks for sharing!

  24. I really like the idea of being a “leader” when it comes to your own happiness. I often find myself asking others what I should do, or what they would do in a certain situation. I have learned that it is ok to get opinions from others because they may have an insight that I don’t, but in the end, I am the one with the final say. God bless.

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