First, you MASTER THE RULES as you learn the discipline of self-control, you also begin to see patterns of how things work and relate, variations, causes and effects. With the mastery and in-depth understanding of how they work, you are able to BEND THE RULES; work with what works, tolerate what’s tolerable, bypass what makes the process longer and, WITHIN THE PRECINCTS OF ETHICS, ACCOMPLISH MORE IN A SHORTER TIME. Then a time comes, and even the bended rules become obnoxious …TIME TO BREAK THEM!
…often times, breakthroughs come after breaking the rules…
The Dalai Lama XIV once quipped; ‘know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.’ And that seems to be the mantra by which the greats live by; REFUSING TO BE HELD BACK, TIED DOWN, AND SLOWED BY NONSENSICAL RELIGIOUS DOGMA, TRADITIONAL BACKWARDNESS, INSTITUTIONAL AND POLITICAL BUREAUCRACIES WHOSE ONLY CLAIM TO CREDIBILITY IS THAT OUR FOREFATHERS LIVED BY THEM …and never made much impact!
‘A man's life is about keeping rules, breaking them, and making new ones’
I couldn’t agree more with Mandy Hale; “You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”