The Golden Rule is That There Are No Golden Rules

Be bold enough to live life on your own terms

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According to George Bernard Shaw, “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”

Walter Isaacson once said, “When the conventional wisdom of physics seemed to conflict with an elegant theory of his, Einstein was inclined to question that wisdom rather than his theory, often to have his stubbornness rewarded.”

Permission is overrated

Fewer people actually do things. The great thing about doing things is that, for most of them, you don’t need anyone’s permission.

Obey your gut!

Mark Twain says “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

So, starting now, listen to that little nagging bit of doubt in your head about some piece of conventional wisdom that you’ve always secretly questioned. Try the exact opposite and see what happens?

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