If You Only Follow The Rules…

Just a quick reminder…

If you only follow the rules others set for you…

If you only do what others call “safe”…

If you never risk everything…

If you never step out of the norm…

There’s a chance….

Someone could drown…

Sometimes you have to step away from the established rules and traditions of men in order to do something no one has ever done…

You have to go where no one else has gone…

You have to refuse to play it safe…

You may even have to break someone’s established “rules”…

Be honest…if there were only two options…

Which sounds more appealing to you?

Playing by the rules…

Or…

Doing something others say couldn’t…or shouldn’t…be done…

Have you ever had to break the rules to do something worthwhile?

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4 thoughts on “If You Only Follow The Rules…

  1. That's true Ron! If we look at the whole of the history, people who have left legacy are those who have dared to go beyond 'playing safe' in their life. The poem “Road Less Traveled” by ‘Robert Frost’ is a good reminder on this front. I believe that we can always take calculated risks but not mindless rash decisions. Risk and reward go hand in hand. Successful people always knew this principle and they go for it at appropriate time.

    I am looking forward to the book " Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working" by 'Craig Groeschel' which deals with our today's topic. Hope it will be an interesting read.

  2. Ron, I love pushing beyond the limits and constraints of rules and established norms. In my job I am constantly trying to do something new and worthwhile. However, sometimes I think I take that to the extreme. Where do you draw the line between breaking rules to do something worthwhile and being a good follower? (such as Michael Hyatt recently blogged about) Let me also say, I work for a controlling leader, could some of the response I receive about breaking norms and pushing limits simply be a result of being under his leadership? Or do I often let my desire for change overwhelm everything else? Your thoughts? There is probably an entire blog post in there. haha