Successful people know when to make a sacrifice or a compromise in order to get the job done. This doesn’t mean that they cave under pressure, or that they walk away from their dreams. In many instances, sacrifice and compromise are strategic, productive, and effective ways to get exactly what you want—or close to it. A compromise can be reached only when there is common ground between two parties. When you compromise, there is an understanding that neither party is getting all of what they want, that both parties are giving in a little bit. A sacrifice, however, occurs when only one party takes less than what they originally wanted, recognizing that there is no opportunity to come back to the table again.

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