A man needs to know the difference between compromise and sacrifice. The same activity may be construed as one or the other. When I make a change to an important priority in my schedule I must ask: Is this a compromise (am I doing this against my better judgment in response to the pressure)? Or is this a sacrifice (am I doing this because it is right and in fact I wish it were not necessary)? It is a different mindset; it is a different heart-set. The irony of a sacrifice is that it is often interpreted by others as a compromise.