Am I Making A Sacrifice Or Compromise

27 Mar 2017

It has been a busy week! Every day has been filled, every minute on the move. There are choices along the way. At times it seems difficult to distinguish between a compromise and sacrifice.

Let’s see what google says about both.

A compromise is a way of settling differences by everybody making concessions. If you want to stay out until 10 and your friend wants to stay out until midnight, 11 is a good compromise. Compromise comes from the Latin compromissum, which means “mutual promise.” It can be a noun or a verb.

A sacrifice is a loss or something you give up, usually for the sake of a better cause. Parents sacrifice time and sleep to take care of their children, while kids might sacrifice TV time to hang out with mom and dad.

I guess this is what I expected. It sure feels like a sacrifice when compromising.  Maybe the big difference to me is that to compromise is to move me forward. I may be giving up something such as my time, energy, money, effort but all of these allow me to move forward if I am compromising for something with meaning. Maybe it is as simple as a mind-set. It is easier to give something up if you know it is for a greater good.

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today.


Tim Marvel

Motivational speaker and author, Tim Marvel, CSP believes if life doesn’t stop teaching, he shouldn’t stop learning. From living on a submarine in the Navy to spending thirty years in sales, Tim sees life as an adventure. He’s participated in marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and 100-mile bike rides. When he’s not traveling or encouraging others to be their personal best, you can find him hitting the gym, hanging out with his family, and playing with his dog, Jake. But what he looks forward to the most is his weekly date night with his wife, Rockie.

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