Quick thinking poll…complete the sentence…Rules are made to be…Broken? Obeyed? Sidestepped?
I was reading VIV magazine (May/Jun issue) and this was the opening editorial comment from Anne M. Russell. Her response ~ all of the above!
What a wonderful way to view rules. You know some of them are there for our express benefit, some are there for other people’s benefit and some just are…nobody knows why! So why not question them, is their application something that is antiquated and without just cause and what are the consequences of breaking them?
Must they simply be obeyed for the health and safety of yourself and others, or for some other worthy and compelling reason? Or are those rules best viewed as guidelines…simple statements of cause and effect to make you pause and consider before moving forward on a course of action?
Why should we just accept what is and not question what might be?
And while we are on the subject of questioning, more importantly what rules do you have in place for yourself and what questions should you be asking about these?
So my answer…rules are made to be Questioned.
Why do I have this rule?
Is it time for a change?
Do I need to look at a new reality for this circumstance with a new rule?
Is the application of this rule helping me or holding me back?
Remember, as Tony Robbins says “Ask a better question to get a better answer.” so look at your rules, ask yourself the questions and move forward with empowerment and pride!
Don’t let old rules hold you back…rules are made to be questioned!