Throughout history, rules have been introduced into our society.  Hands down, the greatest is the Golden Rule — treat others how you would want to be treated.  Consider others….

80/20 Rule – “roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes”

Abegg’s Rule – “the difference between the maximum positive and negative valence of an element is frequently eight”

Rule of Thumb –  “principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation”

Recently, Volcker Rule – “to restrict United States banks from making certain kinds of speculative investments that do not benefit their customers”

I would like to invoke a new one — The Maynard Rule.  Kyle Maynard recently visited K-12 students at Mount Vernon and shared his powerful story from his new book, No Excuses.  Take a second and watch his story.

Self explanatory? Overcoming setbacks, persevering through challenges, confronting the issues head on, failing up embodies the life of Kyle.  In the midst of a difficult situation personally, in a leadership meeting, at your organization, invoke The Maynard Rule — no excuses; never give up;  not dead, can’t quit. His life sheds a whole new perspective on how you approach your life, relationships, circumstances.