Rule #6

Have you heard about Zander’s Rule #6?

You can listen to Benjamin Zander tell the story of Rule #6 here:

 Rule #6 is Don’t take yourself so damn seriously.

This rule can be applied in a multitude of environments and somehow manages to bring a smile to my face and a lightness of heart that is exactly what’s needed for me to cope better in the circumstances. Work getting you down and pulling you in all directions and you’re all stressed out: Don’t take yourself so damn seriously! Family tension, children demanding attention, food not ready for supper, homework, exams, prepared speeches … Don’t take yourself so damn seriously! Sitting in traffic, moving from one lane to the next and just when you’re in the new lane the other one starts moving? Don’t take yourself so damn seriously!

It is as if by confirming this rule helps me get some space between me and the stuff that, in that moment’s mode of thinking, is getting me down.

Taking yourself less seriously might just lead you to finding your energised, inspired and exciting self!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ursula
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 09:06:57

    Great to see, that you are writing your Blog again…
    and of course I agree with what you are saying


  2. Maria
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 09:09:22

    Jippee – iets ordentlik om mee te procrastinate 🙂


    • singingwarrior
      Mar 14, 2014 @ 09:18:47

      Antwoord ek blosende: dankie Maria! Eintlik is ek bietjie jaloers op jou: jy kan gewoonlik iets wat ek net so vaagweg “voel” perfek in woorde stel. Dankie dat jy JY is 🙂


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