If you want to do anything extraordinary, it’s likely that you’re going to need to break some rules.
But not all rules should be broken, some are there for a reason.
So how do you decide when to break them?
I ask myself these six questions:
Is this likely to cause harm to someone?
Am I OK with that?
What’s the potential downside to me?
Can I live with that?
Is this rule real or is it someone’s perception?
Is this a short term win that might compromise a long term relationship?
There’s no hard and fast way to make your decision, but just remember that success often lies outside of the box.
And sometimes you need to break some rules to get outside the box.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.