Adjustment versus Compromise

Adjustment / Compromise.  Same thing? At the end of the day will I feel the same way if I “compromise” compared to if I “adjust”?

Words are powerful. Compromises often imply we are losing something or settling. I have goals, ideas and dreams I want to pursue. Life happens and things change. I change. I have had dreams I put aside “until later” and when later comes I am no longer interested. Sometimes, I’m not even the same person. Did I compromise my dreams waiting? I don’t think so – life happens and that is when adjustments come into play.

When life happens we should adjust to it. Circumstances change from family, job to health. If we think in terms of making adjustments to what is happening in our lives, not making compromises I think it is a healthier way to live.

We are not losing or settling when life throws us a curveball. We are adjusting to circumstances and maybe even thinking outside the box. I do believe if we can put a different spin on this, it can make life easier and maybe even more enjoyable.

We’re adjusting. No big deal – it might even adjust into something better. Who knows?

You can always start now!



7 thoughts on “Adjustment versus Compromise

  1. englishwithkirsty says:

    Compromise is ok if you lose something and at the same time give someone that you care about part of what they want. But compromising in terms of lowering your expectations feels like you’re losing out. In those cases, I like your word adjusting more, because then you can start to look and see if there are any positives in the new situation.


    • Amelia says:

      I agree with your take on compromise. I just wanted to put it out there that often we have a choice on how we look at situations. I think negativity breeds negativity so anything we can do to flip it is a good thing. Thanks for commenting and visiting!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s