Seriously guys, what if every time we got overwhelmed by the daily annoyances of life or everything happening at the wrong time - stubbed toes, traffic, bills you forgot to pay, unexpected house repairs, fender benders...you know what I mean - and found ourselves on the brink of losing it, we could come back to reality with one sentence?
I read a book that talked about Rule No. 6. In the book, people would enter the office in some sort of panic--life wasn't going as they planned that day so they were freaking out a bit. Pretty normal.
But when they were reminded of Rule No. 6, they calmed down. All of them. So here I am thinking what in the world is Rule No. 6 and what kind of magic/BS is this?? Well Rule No. 6 is actually quite simple --> Don't take yourself so damn seriously. One sentence.
And that, my friends, was a game changer for me. My goal in life is to live by that simple rule. It's not always easy but when you do it, it effin works. When you're road raging in traffic at all the stupid drivers, you'll feel real silly after you say that sentence to yourself.
I challenge you all to try and live by that rule. Next time life gets rough or doesn't go as planned (because it NEVER does and that's why it's life) and you have that same ol' thought "there's always something" -- try to remember Rule No. 6.
There's alway going to be something in life. If we keep waiting for that something to pass before we make the difficult changes to: lose the weight, start our own business, take that trip - or whatever we want and are avoiding in life - we will be stuck there permanently. And that sounds pretty crappy to me.
So stop taking yourself so damn seriously! Life is hard, but it's much harder when we don't follow Rule No. 6.
Oh and another goal we should all strive for: Never miss another sunset! Or sunrise, for all you morning people. Though both are preferred.
The book is: The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander
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