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Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.

Janis Joplin

What are the comprises you do in general?

I planned a dinner with my husband tonight basis my work schedule. I was about to leave when my manager called me to make some changes to the presentation that he needs to present tomorrow. It doesn’t even concern my work role. Yet, I couldn’t say no and canceled my plans and spend hours finishing something for him. I helped my boss but by compromising on my happiness!

Result: Guilt and resentment!

I commute by metro. I wanted to relax by listening to soft music and some news reading. A guy takes the seat next to me, starts talking on the phone loudly. After keeping the phone down, he starts staring at my phone’s screen, invading my privacy. I tried adjusting my posture, tilting my phone but in vain. I finally dropped the whole idea by compromising on my plans instead of saying something to that person!

Result: anger and frustration!

I work a lot with documentation & presentations & heavily invested in the MS Office suite. Due to some organizational changes, they switched to an alternative. I didn’t want to change to another suite but still adjusted to the demands by compromising my expertise and comfort.

Result: work dissatisfaction

Why should you never settle for less in life?

Compromising with yourself means not doing what you want to do because of what others want you to do. There are multiple situations in daily lives where we compromise- small or big. Result? Only we suffer! It doesn’t bother anyone.

Your integrity is one of the essential principles of your life. Don’t lose yourself for someone or something else that doesn’t bring happiness to you. Pay attention to your needs and desires also.

Always love the strong and beautiful person you are inside out!

Surbhi Mahnot

Surbhi Mahnot

Surbhi Mahnot is the owner of this blog. She has work experience of almost 10 years in the IT industry in varied roles. At present, she is working full-time on this blog. She is passionate about the importance of personal growth in individual and work life, which reflects in her writing too. Travelling, reading, and shopping are her core interest besides work.