07/02/2013 10:10 am ET

The 7 Rules Holding You Back In Life

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We learn early in life that we must “obey the rules.” Don’t touch the hot stove. Don’t run around like a wild banshee in the grocery store (that’s a term my mom used specifically when my sisters and I were running around like wild banshees in the grocery store). Don’t steal from other people.

More rules pile on as we get older. No speeding down the highway. No Facebook at work. No getting onto the plane without a full body scan (and God forbid you get on with a five ounce bottle of shampoo).

I’m sure most of you will agree these are all fairly reasonable rules. So put those aside.

Now…let’s talk about the “other” rules.

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