Whenever I am playing a game, I like to know the rules… what I can do and can’t do; what I can get away with, and what will get me into trouble.
I have the same feeling about life. The “rules” are principles or strategies to use when things are tough. They give me a decision tree, to guide my choices.
The rules keep me moving forward, toward what I want. They also keep me honest and living within my virtues.
I’ve gathered those rules together and want to share them with you. I hope you find them helpful, even if you edit or alter them to fit for you.
This week is Rule #1: Let Fear Point, Not Direct
I have discovered that fear is a powerful force for people. It might protect us, sometimes. But it can also hold us hostage from our dreams and aspirations.
It gets in our way for one simple reason: we use fear to direct our lives. Fear is better used to point the way… to show us what’s important.
Let me explain further in my podcast this week, rule #1 of my Rules for Living series.