Chapter 6: Rule Number 6

Chapter 6: Rule Number 6

The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

“Rule Number 6 is ‘Don’t take yourself so g—damn seriously.’”

“Remembering Rule Number 6 can help us distinguish (and hold at some remove) the part of ourselves that developed in the competitive environment of the “measurement world.” For the sake of discussion, we’ll call it our calculating self. One of its chief characteristics, as we shall see, is that it lobbies to be taken very seriously indeed. When we practice Rule Number 6, we coax thiscalculating self to lighten up, and by doing so we break its hold on us.”

“The practice of this chapter is to lighten up, which may well lighten up those around you.”

ACTION STEP FOR TODAY:

Take a look at where you personally can lighten up.

Quotes from: Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, The Art of Possibility (New York: Penguin Books, 2000), pages 79-81.

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