Now, according to the ancient prophecy, whoever could untie the Gordian Knot was destined to become King of Asia. Now, people failed and tried this over years, and came from all over the world to untie this knot, but nobody could do it. Then, Alexander the Great tried, and he tried many times himself. Finally, he decided, “I’ll make my own rules.” He pulled out his sword and slashed the knot, thus untying it. Now, as fate would have it, he took over all of Asia.
I’m gonna ask you this question, where are you not challenging the rules? Where are you looking at your own knot-tying rules that somebody else created or have not really been explained, and you just made them up. Where in your Five to Thrive are you not looking at what rules you can challenge. Where in your mind, your body, your soul, your relationships, your business, what rules do you have, and rules that you’ve created that you actually need to sit down and challenge.
Here’s what I’m gonna ask you to do, write out your Five to Thrive and write out rules that you have. Rules for your body, rules for your mind, your soul, your relationships, and your business, and then ask yourself, How can you challenge those rules? Where did those rules come from? Often times we hear something, or we make things up ourselves. I was just having a conversation with a business owner, and they were talking about a story they had about another person and how this other person was shutting them out, didn’t like them, all of these things, but never actually talked to the other business owner. They created this story on their own.
What I’m asking you to do is, where have you created these stories, or where have you created these rules, rules around relationships? Maybe you’re saying, “My husband, or my wife, should be doing this, should be doing that.” I want to ask you, where’d you get those from? Is that just the way your parents were, and how’s your parents’ relationship? Is that really what you want? In business, maybe it’s business, and I’ve heard business owners say, “People should just know I’m the best, and they should just come to me.” Well, what kind of rule is that? That’s a weird rule. If you challenge that what would your business look like?
In this short clip, I just want you to know, what are your rules that you’re going through, and rules can you challenge? That’s it for me today. As always, go over to authorofyourownstory.com where you can get the latest tips, tricks, techniques, and other insights just like this one delivered right to your inbox. You also get access to Facebook lives that we’re doing, our Author of Your Own Story group, and insights above and beyond what we deliver here. As always, go out, be the author of your own story.
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