To compromise is to make a deal between different parties where each party gives up part of their demand. In arguments, compromise is a concept of finding agreement through communication, through a mutual acceptance of terms—often involving variations from an original goal or desire.
There’s an international movement now that states “Don’t compromise!”… no wonder the increase in divorce rate and no wonder more people feeling lonely. I think the term compromise has been given such a negative meaning, and is badly understood.
Compromise doesn’t mean and should never mean giving up on who you are. It means that sometimes you can give something up that is not of extreme importance to you, to receive something more in return. And sometimes, it may surprise you that giving up on something brings so much good back.
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I want to hear if you know one person that never compromised anything. And I mean nothing, not just in the relationship with his/her dear one, if he/she has any.
Have you ever wonder how this world would look like if there would be no compromises?
How it would be if everything would turn out your way, and that would happen to everyone else? Have you ever wondered that not happening your way might be a good thing?
I compromise and I’m happy. Compromising sometimes meant pushing myself forward and out of my comfort zone. Compromising sometimes meant receiving new opportunities. Compromising meant stopping myself from kicking someone when I felt to do that and I was right to do it.
Compromising means negotiating… with yourself and the others around you.
So, I bet you’re compromising. I bet you’re compromising when you’re at work and you negotiate a contract…it’s your job. I bet you compromised when you got hired, because I doubt that you rather be at work busting your ass than enjoying your hobbies. I bet you’re compromising when you want to throw something at your annoying boss, but you don’t. I could go like that a whole day, but I’m sure you got my point. Think of all your relationships (lover, parents, friends, co-workers, etc) and life situations and you’ll realize you compromise every day. And it’s ok.
Compromising is the balance between what you give up and what you gain.
So, are you that unhappy compromising?