You must play by rules. Everything has rules. You want to play chess then learn rules. You want to play soccer then learn rules. You want to play tennis then learn rules. You want to play life then….hang on a minute…. Who wrote rules of life?
Who wrote rules to your life? Did you? When you look at your life you begin to realise that most of time you are living by someone else’s rules. The rules made by your family, education system, culture you grew up in. The rules made to ensure you conform and are easy to manage.
But when you look around you can see many successful people who don’t conform to your rules.
They see a different way. They have accepted that there is more to life than conforming. More to life than accepting what everyone else accepts. They see that it is important to be different. It is important to be true to yourself. It is important to live by your own values.
Yes they get it wrong sometimes. Yes they cause difficulty for others sometimes. Yes they cause others to rethink their position sometimes but they realise that more they live according to their own principles. The more they live according to their inbuilt values more chance they have of being successful.
When you conform to other people’s rules you are reducing your opportunities. When you conform to other people’s rules you are reducing your potential.
Take a look at your life:
Do rules, you live your life by, get best out of you or are they designed to keep you in a box? Do rules, you live your life by, help you to become successful or do they reduce your chances?
What do you do now, that your grand mother would have been really embarrassed at doing? What did you do today that 25 years ago would have been frowned upon?