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.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.
In summer I walked up to the Rob Roy Glacier near Wanaka.
There are two ways to find the limit.
When I was skiing professionally, I knew that standing on the edge of a cliff for longer didn’t make it any safer to drop.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.