Many people think of relationships when they hear the word compromise because relationships are full of compromise.
Sometimes you have to let go of something you want in order to make your partner happy, you compromise to fulfill your partner’s needs. This “giving up” can be necessary for the betterment of the situation.
However, if you’re compromising your happiness for a goal you’ve set, you need to take a step back to view that situation in totality and weigh the benefits. Are you compromising and giving up more of yourself, your time, energy, emotions, thoughts, than what something is worth or what’s coming back to you?
Giving up doesn’t always equal failure.
Sometimes it’s appropriate to let go in order to move forward, in order to grow. You finally give up when there is nothing left to do when you have nothing left to give. You give up when the road you are traveling down dead ends into nothing. The fact that you had to give up doesn’t mean you failed, it means you’ve recognized that you’ve exhausted all of your options. It can mean you’ve raised your white flag, you’ve surrendered, asked for help, and accepted that it’s not conducive for you to continue on the road alone.
From that point, you need to make a decision on how to move forward.
Reevaluate what it is that you want, the factors that surround you, change your viewpoint and expectations. We all want to succeed at what it is we’re trying to do, we all want to thrive and be happy.