Just because something is so, doesn't mean it always will be or should be. And just as there are things you should follow, there are also some things you should break. Often, breaking means breaking free from shackles that are holding you back from following those things you wish to pursue and wish to be. Don't be afraid to break things, especially #4. Breaking these things will only empower you and build character. If you don't break some things, it will be you who ends up broken in the end.
Here is my list of 5 things you should break:
Your Heart...at least a couple dozen times or more. Your heart can break over romances that end. Your heart can break over romances that seem doomed, but are recovered. Your heart can break upon the death of a dearly loved one. Your heart will break a thousand times or more once you become a parent. But our hearts have a way of mending themselves, wearing the scars as badges of a life well-lived and forging ahead.
Social Norms. Just because it's always been done this way or because it's the proper thing to do, doesn't mean it's the right thing to do or the only way of doing it. We are an evolving world. We must learn from our mistakes. We must have the courage to speak up for what we believe is right.
The Glass Ceiling. It's still there. Whether it's age, gender, sexual orientation, race or something else, that illusory cap does not have to stop you. It will if you let it. It's up to you to crack it and break through or maybe you'll be the one to shatter it for good.
Big Chocolate Bars. It's a good idea to keep a stash of chocolate...in case of emergencies. And if you break a giant bar into lots of smaller pieces it will last longer and the guilt will be lessened. I speak from experience here.
Bad Habits. Uh...it's just a coincidence that this point follows 4. Big Chocolate Bars....Really! If you do have a bad habit that negatively affects you or your family or is getting in the way of pursuing your dreams, it's time to say enough is enough and seek help. One thing to recognize though is that it must be you who decides it's time to put a stop to the bad habit. If someone else in your life tells you so, you should definitely listen, but if you aren't on board, you're not going to get very far.
What are you breaking? Over and out...