Rule #8 Walk Away
“Drink lots of water and get plenty of rest.”-Coach Dick Schofield former Head Basketball Coach Sulphur Springs High School
“I better be careful with it. There is no way I will be able to buy more time.”-Warren Buffett
“Don’t worry about the latte art.”
Ok so first of all I’m not telling to not go to college. However, I want you to understand it is an option. We’ve been programmed (societal created rule) in the U.S. to believe the only way to a prosperous life and career is to go to college. With my oldest daughter now about to go off to college I think more than ever we need to really evaluate this rule. As I sit in 2018 I do believe my daughter will be better off having gone to college. However, Ryan Holiday makes a great case for the contrary. He’s not alone. If you read or listen to many of the thought leaders of today such as Peter Thiel, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss and scores of others you will find a new rule is developing.
I’m a rule follower. I don’t color outside the lines. I love rules. Rules bring clarity, and rules relieve me of having to think more than I actually want to. I’m the guy who always drives the speed limit because that’s the rule. You don’t generally look up to see flashing lights in your rearview mirror when you are following the rules. This just makes my life easier. With my obsession with rules I also like to make rules. Now I know this is very contradictory to the world we now inhabit. After all so much is about breaking the rules. I think at certain times breaking silly rules can be useful. However, if it’s your rule it’s not nearly as hard to color inside the lines.