Exceptions – To the Guidelines and In any other case

“There are not any exceptions to the rule that everyone likes to be an exception to the rule.” – Charles Osgood

“How superb it’s – and likewise how painful – to be an exception.” – Alfred de Musset

I’m certain that you’ve got heard it as typically as I’ve – and have even mentioned it as typically – “There’s all the time an exception to the rule.” Sure, as Osgood said, all of us not solely like being an exception to the rule, we additionally really feel that we’re. This may be each good and useful or unhealthy and damaging.

Rising up, I used to be a type of younger girls who cherished horses and horseback using. I used to be taught from the start that in case you had been thrown off or fell off your horse for any motive, it was essential that you just climbed proper again on. In any other case, the following time you rode, you’d be apprehensive, and, after all, the horse would know that and reap the benefits of the state of affairs. This served as a very good lesson for main life with exception.

What do I imply? I really feel that anytime we expertise a failure or a setback, with out exception, we get again up and carry on attempting. Typically, this exception to the norm works. Many surrender. I’ve discovered, nonetheless, in studying about success and successes {that a} majority of those that succeed have already skilled the ache of failure(s) and simply acquired again up and saved on protecting on.

I like to contemplate myself an exception, so once I fell down earlier than educating my three scheduled health courses, I acquired again up and proceeded to show all three. Not solely did I train them, I attempted to maintain on understanding. In spite of everything, I felt that I might heal sooner from understanding than sitting or mendacity round (keep in mind, I’m an “exception”).

After the ache grew to become insufferable, I went to Sports activities Drugs, had new x-rays taken, surgical procedure for my hip fracture, and pursued non-active initiatives. I’m not suggesting that we should not get again up and carry on attempting. I’m suggesting, nonetheless, that most often we must always take the time to look at our fall, failure or setback:

Is there a greater and completely different course we must always attempt?

  1. Or, can we simply must do some tweaking?
  2. What did we be taught from this?
  3. How can we apply what we discovered sooner or later?
  4. What’s our angle? Whining, moaning and groaning will not get us wherever.
  5. What good will or can come from this?

After I regarded up “exception” and “distinctive” I discovered some fascinating quotes, so listed here are just a few:

  • “There are two nice guidelines in life, the one basic and the opposite specific. The primary is that each one can in the long run get what he needs if he solely tries. That is the overall rule. The actual rule is that each particular person is kind of of an exception to the overall rule.” – Samuel Butler
  • “You possibly can solely govern males by serving them. The rule is with out exception.” – Victor Kiam
  • “With the doable exception of the equator, the whole lot begins someplace.” – C. S. Lewis
  • “For instance, I are inclined to personally reward myself for particular acts of outstanding self-discipline.” – Robert Vaughn

To go away us all with some inspiration, Jean Huston wrote, “I firmly imagine that every one human beings have entry to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical expertise, heightened creativity, or distinctive efficiency by athletes and artists, we harbor a higher life than we all know.”

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