Defying the rules liberates you in your life and career! If done correctly.
Danger of Some Rules
Not all rules are ironclad. Some can severely limit your belief in yourself and your purpose in following the right career path for you. Or can restrain you from expressing your true sentiments or from trying new things.
Think about the negative things you may tell yourself on a daily basis:
- “My boss or peers said I couldn’t do that”
- “I don’t have the skill set to lead a work team”
- “I don’t have the intelligence to solve that work problem.”
Each of these negative thoughts are derived from a rule of your environment you need to violate.
Handling Workplace or Personal Negativity
If your boss or peers said you couldn’t achieve something that you really feel capable of and really want to accomplish. – Defy them by breaking the rules. Try it your way anyway. Remember the famous Frank Sinatra song, “I Did It My Way.”
Regardless, unless you try, you may choose a path which will keep you dissatisfied for the remainder of your career or at least displeased that you didn’t try.
When you stand silent like a stone in a group setting and let someone disrespect you or disparage another coworker and you don’t speak up, you’re demeaning yourself – and that’s staggering for your self-esteem.
Consequences of Rule Breaking
Speaking up and defending yourself or your belief or your coworker can help you feel pride in yourself. You will have acted based on your own belief system. – Being bold in the face of others who may want to put you down is your way of correctly applying the rules and regulations.
You may have been through one or several painful experiences in your past career. It has made an impact on your psyche. Unfortunately, it could still be keeping you from moving forward with power and a purpose on the job.
Dealing with the negatives that are defining you now is the only way to combat the experience and move on successfully with your career. That may mean defying the rules liberates you to reject what has held you back. You will gain strength from taking what you believe is the appropriate action and will bolster your mindset. You will also be recognized as a valuable employee.
The Rule of You
On the other hand, at some point, you know you’re more than what your negative experiences have made you. You know through self-reflection that you made honest mistakes. You did what you had to at the time. Regardless of how others told you to act. You realize that you can maintain your power and belief in yourself with determination and knowledge.
Engaging in optimism in your thoughts and trusting yourself to do the right thing are important in the liberating process. Find joy in defying the rules liberates the workplace constraints which have held you back, made you feel cynical about work and makes you negatively compare your work performance to other employees.
Be your own guide when it comes to empowering yourself. Don’t let coworkers dictate what you should and shouldn’t be. Follow your own rules and guidelines for that, always being aware of and weigh the consequences or rewards of ‘disobeying’ a rule. Then, you can make an educated decision.
Takeaway – Defying the Rules Liberates
Just remember – defying the rules liberates you and should be your mantra in 2022. It will give you a sense of power and let your employer and associates see you can think for yourself and act suitably That makes you a valuable asset to the company in these chaotic times.