I had a very nice, orderly to-do list that would let me take next week mostly off. On that list was writing another blog post this week. The post I had drafted needs to be postponed, which left me kind of panicking.
I noticed that there were some rules around blogging that were inducing this panic, so I have decided to publicly flaunt them. So what? You may very well ask. But I am not the rule-breaking type. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been formally punished for breaking the rules. It’s just not my thing. Some rules, however, need to be broken.
Rule 1: All blog posts must be at least 500 words.
Rule 2: All blog posts must be full of valuable or inspiring information.
Rule 3: Never post on a Friday afternoon.
Rule 4: Never post a first draft.
I’m breaking all of these, right here, right now! What a rebel I am.
It’s always more fun to rebel with others, so join me, won’t you? Is there a task on your list today that has some rules around it that could use a little breaking? It doesn’t have to be biz-related.
Maybe you have a rule about not commenting on blog posts unless you can think of something super-smart to say. Break that one! Leave a comment just saying “Hi” or “Merry Christmas” or “Silent Retreat.”
This rebel thing feels pretty good, actually.