No one of any importance in human history got anywhere by following the rules. If everyone always followed the rules in life then we would still be cavemen (and women) throwing rocks at bigger rocks and living in a cave. We aren't there because we struck out and broke the rules. We are still doing it to this day, look at all the technology we have, look at all that we have achieved, things that they said were impossible we are doing and why, because we break the rules, it is in our nature to do so.
Let's apply breaking the rules to your work life. There are two kinds of people in the workplace, the first comes in and does everything by the book, does everything he is told by the "boss" and gets nowhere for it. The second kind is the kind like you and me, the kind of person who thinks outside the box, the kind of person who gets things done by any means necessary, the kind of person who's brain won't allow us to be anything else but a true maverick, an original, and like Arnold says "It is impossible to be a maverick or a true original if you're too well behaved and don't want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box."
Everywhere you go in life to be successful the people you have to go through, and you will go THROUGH them not around them, they will have a set of rules that say you don't have the right experience, you don't have the right qualifications, you don't have the correct attitude to succeed here. That is where the rules don't mean shit! The rules must be broken if you want to be the boss, the rules are there to hold you back, the rules are there so that only a select few can prosper and the majority are stuck in a dead end job or life being slaves to the people who aren't afraid to get up and break the rules. You have to rid yourself of the fear that the rules are sacred and to always be followed, get up and say fuck the rules, I'm going to create my own set of rules. And let me tell you, when you start to do this your life will become a million times better and happier because you are the one controlling your situation, not the companies, not other people you don't even like, but YOU!
Listen, this is my main mission with Life And Mind, to open people's eyes that they don't have to conform, you don't have to start from the bottom like the rules say, you don't have to take all the shit being dropped from the higher ups. You are in control, if you want to be the boss then go for that position, if you want to travel they world on no money, busking and hitch-hiking, then go do it. If you want to cover yourself in tattoos, do it. If you want to start a business and take on huge corporations, go ahead. There are no rules in life, you can do whatever you want, when you want, no matter what anyone says.
So if this was all to end tomorrow for me I will be happy that I have done my part in helping people realise that life is a one time deal, no reset button, so go out, have fun, travel, laugh, love and live.
Most important of all, break the rules.
Fly Your Own Flag