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 worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
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.