When is the last time you sat down and explored your non-negotiable truths?

Your non-negotiable truths are defined as truths that define your boundaries, your dreams, what you stand for and what you do not stand for.  Getting crystal clear and clearly defining your non-negotiable truths will help you form the foundation for your life.

Often we end up learning what our non-negotiable truths are when our backs are up against the wall.  Let’s try to prevent this by clearly stating non-negotiables before we find ourselves in an extreme situation.

You can start discovering your non-negotiable truths by first exploring the things you do not stand for in life.  For example, here are some things I do not stand for in my life:

  • Negativity
  • Dishonesty
  • Disingenuous Relationships
  • Superficial Expectations

It’s not that difficult to sit down and call upon the things you do not stand for in life, or what you won’t tolerate.  Now that we have that mess out of the way, let’s write down the things we do stand for in life. It can look something like this:

  • Love
  • Courage
  • Resilience
  • Curiosity
  • Intellectual Stimulation

By declaring what you do stand for in life and taking it a step further by expanding upon it, you end up with your non-negotiable truths.

For example: If you stand for love, then reexamine your life and curate your actions, thoughts, and words to always be in line with your truth as it relates to love.

The roots of your non-negotiable truths lie within the pillars of what you stand for in life.  When you define what you stand for in life and get clarity on your non-negotiable truths, you can begin moving forward with the intention for years to come.


By Tara Massan