Many times we're faced with situations that ask us to compromise our values. It could be a job offer with a company you don't respect. Or, your beliefs might be in the minority and you risk losing friend or family as a result. Or, maybe you don't agree with your boss…but are afraid to rock the boat for risk of losing your job. When confronted with these situations, it is sometimes difficult to stand your ground.
Unfortunately, the more we compromise our beliefs, the more of a negative impact it has on our mental wellbeing. And, the more we compromise our values, the more we continue to do so. On the other hand, when we stand up for what we believe in, the benefits have an enormously positive impact:
- Self-Confidence: When others tell us what we should think, feel and do, it eats away at our self-confidence. We begin to distrust our own instincts and lose the ability to decipher what we really believe versus what everyone wants us to believe. Although it may be difficult at