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Ladies, in this day and age it is so easy to want to change yourself to fit someone else’s unrealistic quest for perfection. You may think that you aren’t good enough or smart enough. Needless to say, you are wrong! You are beautiful and full of life. You have dreams and goals and you don’t need to compromise those things. Here are the top 3 things that women should never compromise, regardless of who it is:

1) Never compromise your dreams.

Your dream might be to one day become a doctor, lawyer, mom, or a teacher. It does not matter what your aspirations are, as long as you do not compromise them. As women, we have to be willing to fight for our dreams. Don’t just settle because a cute guy comes around or because your friends envy your accomplishments. Who you were when you were younger may not be who you want to be today. That is the most beautiful thing about growing up. We can be whoever we want to be.

Part of finding yourself is standing up for yourself, and refusing to be pushed off course. I was once scared to aim high, and often held back because my friends called me a “show off” for being successful. Little did I know, those would be the same friends asking me for advice and looking up to my hard work.

2) Never compromise who you are.

Let me say that again so that you understand: do not ever compromise who you are as a lady. Not for your man. Not for your friends. No, not even for your career. Not for anyone at all. You must always remain true to yourself and who you want to be.

Things will be scary and not everything will work out like you think it should, but life has a funny way of falling into place when you need it the most. You will tire yourself out trying to be something that you are not for people that do not really matter. Your parents always said, “just be yourself.” They weren’t lying.

3) Never compromise your word.

Last but definitely not least – do not ever compromise your word. Sometimes, your word is all you have. Integrity is an integral part of establishing who you are and what you can bring to the table. Trust is paramount in creating lasting, healthy relationships whether that be with a boss, co-worker, friend or significant other. Say what you mean and mean what you say. If you can’t back up the words that you are saying then no one else will. Be honest, even if that might mean losing that job. Your integrity should mean something to you.

If you are ever in a situation where you feel like you have to compromise any of these things, run. You should not be in relationships or careers where you have to compromise your dreams, who you are as a woman, or your word. You are beautiful, you have a future, your dreams can be achieved, and you do not have to lie or cheat to get there. Never let anyone tell you that your dreams are too big or that you can’t be whatever you want to be.

Kelci W