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!



12 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.

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    • 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!


  2. cookwithreena says:

    Gr8 thought. The caption is expressive. Yes to me also we mostly loose in compromising but yes if it is for your loved one you not feel bad. But for females mostly its other way. Sharing it is my FB


  3. angelanoelauthor says:

    An interesting point, I think. Are there any situations where you think compromise is the right word?
    I was reflecting on how when two sides both want something, it might be important to use the word “compromise” in order for both to feel the process was fair. But when we’re speaking about our own lives and how we adjust to changing circumstances it seems like you’re absolutely right. We can’t “compromise” with cancer or a car accident or winning the lottery—instead we adjust.
    Very thought provoking!


    • You Can Always Start Now says:

      Good point over two sides wanting something and yes to compromising. Post wise I was thinking more about my own life and adjusting to circumstances. I guess taking a more positive proactive approach and not feeling I’m giving up something by compromising if it isn’t realistic at the time. Or like you said cancer and circumstances we have to adjust to. Thanks for visiting and commenting. One of the best parts of blogging – community.

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