by Deb Ng
One of the reasons I never enjoyed any of my traditional office jobs was because of “the rules.” Every thing had a rule. From how and where one poured coffee to how and where one filed a document, there were procedures to follow and regulations at every turn. I’m not one for a cookie cutter world. I’m not saying I have my own set of rules when working for others, because I find that disrespectful, but I do believe there are times when we should go with our hearts over policies and rules.
- What if something doesn’t feel right? Should we forget out gut and continue following proper protocol? Or should we explore further and take the course of action best suited to our own best interests?
- What if a good friend is making a bad decision? Do we not say a thing out of politeness or kindly offer another point of view out of friendship?
When are rules made to be broken?
- I don’t follow the rules with my blogging. I hardly remember to tag my posts and only sometimes do I remember my SEO. Does that mean I’m a bad blogger?
- I don’t always follow the rules when raising my son. I feel he should be raised by parents, not books. Does that make me a bad mom?
- I don’t always follow the rules when socializing. I’m always myself rather than the person some people would like me to be. Does that make me a bad friend?
- I don’t always follow the rules when it comes to housework. I don’t own a set of pearls and only give the house a really good cleaning when company comes. Does that make me a bad wife?
- I don’t always follow the rules with family. I don’t call my mom every day and don’t visit for Sunday dinner every weekend. Does that make me a bad daughter?
When is it ok not to follow the rules?