Rules and records are made to be broken

Rules and records are made to be broken

Each generation strives to be more than their ancestors: more opulent, more enlightened, more successful, smarter, faster!

To achieve this you will need to overcome ignorance, abolish inhibiting beliefs, and embrace and harness change. This path can be risky, but ultimately, it will serve you by moving you forward and upward. To evolve, your own records need to be broken and new rules established. We all live in a world of flux and ceaseless movement, and if you’re standing still, in reality, you’re moving backwards.

Genuine game-changing innovation can be challenging to achieve, because initially only you believe in it. Without others buying into your vision, who will embrace and run with it? Not many – which usually spells the death of a great idea or grand ideal.

True innovators live on the edge, blazing away with original ideas and brazen beliefs. To defy a long-held record or tradition set by others, you will need a stomach full of courage, a thick skin and unyielding commitment to your cause. Never succumb to other people’s ignorance or take unconstructive feedback as a reason to quit your dream. Guard it with your life. Fight for it.

You are unstoppable when your vision sings to your determination and inspires you to work through adversity.

Keep driving! Sticking your neck out is not for the faint-hearted, especially if what you believe in runs contrary to the majority. Be prepared to work. Be prepared to stick. Take on feedback, but don’t listen to the naysayers.

At some point, much of what you believe in and take for granted today will evolve or change, so be open to change. Why not drive it? But what shouldn’t change are your values, your self-belief and desire keep on improving. And if you genuinely believe something needs to be broken—smash it!

Trent Leyshan is the founder of BOOM! Sales and author of OUTLAW & The Naked Salesman.


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