Did you know that breaking the rules can empower you? I’m not kidding, they really can. Rules can severely limit your beliefs and keep you from finding your purpose in life. Imagine not being able to express your emotions or be able to try new things.
We’re not robots, we were born to great things.
We’re bombarded by negative input each and every day. My parents often told me that I couldn’t do something and to quit wasting my time to try.
My mother once told me, “you’re no golfer”. Later than same week, I won a golf tournament. (Loss gross – I was a scratch golfer). Another time, both parents chastened me and told me that I wasn’t a salesperson. I had just finished the year as the top producer in the Charlotte office of a national firm.
I mean – really?
Think about the negative things you tell yourself on a daily basis – “My parents/teachers said I couldn’t do that,” my boss says that “I don’t have the brains to succeed,” “Nobody will want to dance with me.” Each of these negative thoughts are derived from a rule of society that needs to be broken. I’m out to break it.
If your parents/teachers say you can’t do something you’re passionate about, defy them. Break the rule and try.
You might choose a path that you will regret for the rest of your life if you don’t try. “If only”, is the worst of all situations.
Life is short and we need to make the most of it while we’re here.
When you stand like a statue in a group setting and let someone disrespect you or someone else without speaking up, you’re demeaning yourself and that’s horrible for your self-esteem.
Speaking up and defending yourself or the belief or the person will help you feel proud of yourself. Better yet, you will have acted based on your own belief system. Having the courage and bravery to step up and face others who want to put you down is a step in the right direction.
Everyone one of us has been through at least one painful experience. They all make an impact on your psyche. It’s a real punch in the gut. Sadly, it’s powerful enough to keep you from moving forward with power and a purpose in life.
You have to deal with the negatives that are defining you if you want to successfully move on. That might mean breaking the rules that have been holding you back. The empowerment you gain from taking action will do wonders for your mindset.
At some point, you know you’re worth more than what your negative experiences have made you. You know through self-reflection that the blame isn’t all on you and that you can gain back your power with determination and knowledge.
Engaging in optimism in your life thoughts and trusting yourself to do the right thing are important in the empowering process. Find joy in breaking the rules which has held you back, made you feel cynical about life and don’t compare yourself to others.
Be your own guide when it comes to empowering yourself. Don’t let other people dictate what you should and shouldn’t be or do. Your best decision is an educated one. Follow your heart and remember that actions have consequences when it comes to breaking a rule.