The New Contrarian’s Rulebook

A few lines from The New Contrarian’s Rulebook that have served me very well:

  1. There is no rule so sacred that it cannot be revised…or broken. You do what you do until you know better. When you know better you do better.
  2. It’s always the right time to begin…or to begin again.
  3. Question Everything, especially the source of the questions. The source of the questions is YOU. Ask questions to understand your Why’s, but also question your Why Not’s…your excuses.
  4. Because the world believes something is true doesn’t make it true. It makes it true to you.
  5. Practice your Power Moves. Just say Okay, I’ll do it. Take a breath and break those barriers. Reach out and take the hand that is extended in collaboration, congratulations, and celebration! Always lead with your Power Moves.
  6. Crazy Believe! Creativity is your birthright as a human being. You are worthy of this wonder simply by being born. This means conducting your personal business in the elegant state of Inspiration. Engage your inner dancer and allow him/her to take you to the very precipice of what you believe you know for sure. Crazy Believe that you are learning to fly! Precipice Dancing is where the real magic happens.
  7. Test your Impossible. Utilize the scientific method of trial and error. Before you can see it to be it you must believe it is possible…for you.
  8. Be Divergent. All paths diverge at some point. Being divergent means claiming your right to choose, or to choose again. You have the right, as a human being, to explore and claim the option that makes all the difference. It will impact your timeline in all directions, present, future…and past…from this moment on.
  9. Celebrate Fierce! It means always doing what THRIVERS do. It means never letting anyone or anything diminish your brilliance by releasing the need to defend it. It means asking, Who will have the privilege of receiving MY BEST today?
  10. Not broken, but broken open. Allow your triggers to be your cue to go on retreat. Follow the crumbs of your suffering to discover the ABUNDANCE of your bliss…your Sanctuary, through Contemplative Writing. The only way beyond is through.
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Published by Paula D. Tozer

I am a writer, poet and singer/songwriter. I am a Toastmaster, motivational speaker, personal creativity coach, and workshop leader. My most sincere wish is to share my words with others, and that we both benefit from the exchange.

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