Rules are there to be challenged

Sometimes, you can—and maybe should—challenge the rules that are around you. Overcoming conventional thinking and questioning the status quo is part of being creative. Besides, the rules that you are facing could have come from out-of-date systems or people who have now moved on. Challenging the rules and the accepted view helps you to escape from the confines of limited thinking and opens the door to possibilities.

Here are four types of situation where you may find it particularly beneficial to challenge the rules and the accepted thinking.

  • Some rules look to be outdated or inconsistent with the current need.
  • You sense the presence of ‘taboo’ topics.
  • You suspect that some tasks are seen as just ...

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