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The best the world has to offer …

Will l let the world have the best of me or will I have the best of the world?

Are you living by the rules that the world imposes on you or are you making the rules that world will have to live by?


There are but a few instances in history where someone was bold enough, brave enough, and courageous enough to create a new set of rules.   Gandhi did it in India peacefully and powerfully.  Martin Luther King Jr. did it with peace, love and hope.    John F. Kennedy did it with a statement that focused the nation with a single immutable cause – get to the moon before the end of the decade.  There are others who challenged the status quo and wrote some new rules, Nelson Mandela , Oprah Winfrey, and maybe a few others that really wrote the rules rather than living by the rules.

Certainly we have to live within a framework of rules but the rules can be changed, shaken and rewritten.   It takes someone with a dream, with a fist full of courage and the will, the unshakable will to challenge the status quo.

Whose rules are you living by?   Sometimes we are trapped in our work, living by the rules imposed on us by others.   They don’t necessarily have to be bad rules but they may not be the kind of rules that unleash our purpose, our power, our sense of being, or our joy.    What kinds of rules inhibit you from living your life to the fullest?

Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that, what have you had?
Henry James