Our own individual tastes, desires and ways of doing things run so strongly through us that, when we try to adapt to what others dictate, we lose something of ourselves.
I'm not saying everyone should run rampant doing whatever you want, driving whatever speed you want, disregarding the needs of others. But I am saying that every time you have to give in to something that's just not "you," a little piece of "you" gets compromised. Over time, lots of little pieces of us have gotten compromised; sometimes so much is lost that we may not even know our true selves anymore.
Understanding your core values, your core instincts, your core needs - are all essential to your success. Find work that is in alliance with these. Find partners who are in alliance with these. Find friends who are in alliance with these.
Find yourself, and you will find success.
Linda Spevacek is a coach, author and speaker who teaches professionals how to shine! Find out more about her speaking topics and training programs at www.ExpertProsperity.com