Take Out Your “Rule Book” Today
Updated: Feb 1
We all have an inner “Rule Book” we follow, whether we realize it or not. If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of out-dated rules that determine what you do, don’t do, should do and shouldn’t do, can do and can’t do. It is important to understand that many (or most) rules limit your thinking and limit how you act and respond.
Maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at your inner rule book — perhaps even start a NEW book with a clean slate. Keep the rules that align with who you are now and your vision of where you’re going. Question every rule and discard the ones that are no longer relevant.
Take a few minutes, and do the following:
Old Rules: Write down two or three rules that you tend to blindly follow or follow out of tradition.
Are those rules serving you well?
Do they truly represent who you are NOW and how you want to be?
Are they SOMEONE ELSE’s rules that no longer apply to you (and maybe never did)?
Which ones should you drop or replace with a new rule?
New Rules: Write down two or three NEW RULES that you’ll adopt going forward in replacement of the ones you drop.
Look for an opportunity TODAY to act on one of those new rules
Tear up your old rule book, and start a new one today — and notice how free you are to make great decisions.
All the best!
Andy Robinson, Executive Coach
"Helping CEO's and executives maximize their influence and impact."