Go on Break the Rules
February 20, 2007 5:23am CST
Break the rules and have some fun.That's a line from Lionel ritches famous chart topper from many moons back: "All night long."Its also good avice,if you ask me.Well all you need to do is to throw away the rule book now again.For instance,whoever said you must stick to the same thing for breakfast everyday,stick to the same routine day after day,or keep wearing the same cloth you've worn for the last ten years?Why not try something new? Remember,we make the rules,so we can change them whenever we want to.Thats the beauty of growing up- you get to live by your own rules,not someone else's.Its just that we typically live by some unspoken rules,without questioning the rationale for them.Just because it worked yesterday does not mean it will work today.Wake up,the world has moved. Its time to give your life a spring clean and what better time than at the start of a new year?You don't have to be the same person today,that you were last year.Live a little,how about re-inventing you?And i don't just mean your appearance although yes,spend more time with kids,be more gracious or even change your entire set of wardrobe for something a bit more classic,peharps.How about taking a foreign language lessons this year,or joining an aerobics class...or peharps taking up some charity work on a regular basis?When was the last time you read a non-fiction book and how about getting invovled in politics,even if not at a partisan level?Why do you feel you must stay in that boring old job,when you have nothing good to say about it?I find it really irritating when people choose to gripe and moan about things they have the power to change, but are just too lazy to do anything about it.Ofcourse,there are loads of things we do not have control over, but there are many that are within our control.Why not tackle these instead of focusing on what you cannot change?For instance:you can't stop your driver being not too bright,but you can choose your response to his ineptitude,instead of letting yourself get all wound up next time he goofs,or you can simply find yourself a new one,if he really is that bad. Are you applying the same old logic and rules that worked for you three years age or are you making considerable effort to learn new things and develop yourself?Remember,one size does not fit all.Different situations will require different strategies.Stagnation stinks, it really does.My challenge to you today is,break the rules and have some fun.Go on,do something different for a change.As i keep saying,life is realy too short to waste.If you keep doing the same old things the same old way, you will keep getting the same old results.Its realy that simple.So,how about it then?Are you going to take a risk and step out of your comfort zone?or are you going to stick with your familiar but boring old routine that is taking you absolutely nowhere?The choice is yours my dear.