Should Your Personal Values Be Compromised?

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Personal Values and Compromise.


In the last few years, there has been a surge of people celebrating living a life of compromise.

But what does that really mean?

You make the decisions and do things that support what you need and want. You live a life that is true to you.


Setting your boundaries and implementing your personal values into your life is important. It can help you create a life path and map that makes sense to you and how you wish to live. Click To Tweet


Personal Values


Personal Values

You can live by your values and not compromise on them. However,  you need to know what they are. 


There is a lot of work that you need to do to define what it is that will make a difference in your life. Click To Tweet


Here are a few values that you might consider as you begin to define your own parameters for life: 


  • Integrity in all things
  • Taking care of your health
  • Accepting the truth even when it is hard
  • Showing respect to others and yourself
  • Always doing the right thing – even when it is that hardest thing


After these have been outlined, you will begin to be aware of times you’ve compromised your own values and how you feel about it now. It is a process, and you learn as you go. 

Once you have set your no-compromise list, it is essential to go through the reasons that you will not compromise on them in the future. 



If your word is your bond, and your values are easily broken, you won’t trust yourself. Further to that, others will not trust you either. When you break your values, you’ve demonstrated that you can’t trust yourself to do the right thing, even if it’s tough. That implies your self-confidence will dwindle. Others will not trust you if you cannot trust yourself.




If you have added health to your list (or even if you haven’t), you will see a decline in physical, mental, and emotional health when you compromise on your health. Make your health a value of yours that you aren’t willing to compromise on. Book check-ups, attend the eye clinic, talk to a therapist and work out what works for you. Don’t compromise and flourish instead. 


High standards


Before we get to the point where we have our no-compromise values, we might use language like ‘they have high standards’ and assume we don’t. The difference might be that they already have their values and stick to them. Your standards will also begin to appear high to those who aren’t ready yet. 




When you live in your truth, and your truth is your values, you will leave that impression on everyone you meet. Everyone that knows you will notice too. Some will say you’ve changed, while others know you are just growing. 


Outline your values, and make them mean something to you. If you are on the path to looking for meaning and happiness, this is your next stop: Four Steps To Finding Happiness

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.