If people in your life cause you to compromise what we will discuss today, you should run in the other direction. You’re amazing and deserve nothing but the best. Don’t live for somebody else because that will only get you in trouble.
Follow your dreams and path, and listen to your inner voice. If you do, you’ll avoid a midlife crisis and never compromise your principles, morals, or ethics. Sure, you could push down that inner voice and ignore it, but it always comes back to bite you in the ass. The rule of thumb is don’t compromise yourself.
If you’re not feeling good about yourself, do what you need to do to get there. You often feel bad or are not inspired because you compromised something core or fundamental to who you are as a man or an individual. When you stop compromising, you’ll open your eyes and realize you are the only one who matters. You have one shot in this life, and there’s only one person you truly need to make happy…. you.
You should never ever compromise …
What you want out of life. What are your goals? What are your dreams? They are up to you and not somebody else. It’s not up to anybody to dictate or decide where you go or what you do in life. It’s your life, and the truth is men often compromise what they want out of life. Then one day, they realize they’ve been living for everyone else.
Who you love. Don’t listen to the media, your parents, or anybody else. Listen to your heart. What does your heart say? It’s nobody else’s damn business who you sleep with or where you stick your dick. Don’t allow somebody else to tell you or shame you into thinking it’s wrong or immoral. It’s nobody’s business what you do or who you do it with as long as it’s not illegal.
Your morals. Every one of us has a moral compass where we know right from wrong. If you’re around people forcing you to choose between what you know is right and what you feel is wrong, you need to get the hell away from those people. These types of people will continue to make you compromise your morals, which can permanently damage your soul in how you feel about yourself. Never compromise your integrity.
Your health. Whether physically, mentally, or emotionally, you should never have somebody in your life that makes you feel bad about yourself, puts you down, makes you feel insignificant, or makes you feel dumb. Also, get the hell away from them if you feel worse after being with them. Unfortunately, some of these people are family members. Still, you must protect yourself, so spend less time with them or have those hard conversations. You can also try therapy.
Your style. Don’t allow a woman in your life to pick out your clothes. Women have zero clue about men’s styles and are too worried about themselves. It’s your job and responsibility.
Your grooming. A lot of men let themselves go and get sloppy. They allow their hair to get crazy. And they don’t smell good — don’t powder their nuts or wear an effective deodorant. They also don’t wear a fragrance that speaks to them. Ensure your fragrance inspires your significant other and makes them want to rip off your clothes.
Your beliefs and religion. If your beliefs or religions don’t mesh, you may understand now, but adding a child into the mix complicates matters. Make sure you are aligned and not just doing what she wants.
Your self-esteem. Do not ever compromise your belief or your confidence in yourself. Run away if anyone in your life is causing you to doubt yourself. Check out the video I did about the toxic person I had to run away from. If somebody in your life is not giving you anything in return, you need to readjust and reevaluate. You may need to get away from them, which can be challenging as we often become codependent with these people, and they know they can take advantage of us.