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.
A while ago I encouraged my daughter Zara not to listen to a friend who wanted her to do something that she didn’t feel good about.
When we focus on a past that we don’t like, we are living in a state where we are hoping an imaginary future will heal a non-existent past.
Recently I was in a situation that wasn’t what I wanted, but there wasn’t anything I could do to change it.
Is it to never stop believing?
If you fill up every area of your life with little regard for the quality of what you’re filling it with, there’s not much room left.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.
The thought of hard decisions is often worse than the consequences.
Some people bring magic into your life.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.