You can create your own rules and you can change them at will.

There are only a few constraints: What you do has to be legal. It has to be moral. It’s got to be ethical and honorable.

Rules are made to guide, so why not create a set of rules for yourself that lets you grow from everything you experience – positive or negative? It’s very empowering to throw away the rules that have traditionally constrained and defeated you.

Liberation is creating new rules, adopting new attitudes that will cause us to evaluate, explore, understand, appreciate, and empathize on a much grander scale.

This is exhilarating. This is the point when we begin to see there is no end to what’s possible. This is passion!

Here are three specific ways to get the greatest leverage out of life:

  • First of all, become truly interested. Don’t worry about being interesting. Be interested in each experience, activity, and interaction.
  • Secondly, dedicate yourself to interacting and learning how people see life. That means really, genuinely, slow down and engage in dialogue with people at work, on the street, in school, on the bus, with waiters, doormen, anyone and everyone with whom you come in contact.
  • Lastly, extend yourself past the point of your comfort zone. Explore the world that’s waiting for you just outside your door. This will open you up to how other people see life and what gets them excited.

When you see what excites others I suspect this will make you hunger for a life of passion and purpose of your own.

Jay Abraham’s extraordinary marketing acumen over the years has helped more than 25,000 business owners in over 400 industries add $5.5 billion in sales to their companies. He was profiled in the Investors Business Daily “Leaders and Success” series, joining in this honor with Albert Einstein, Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard, Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Lee Iacocca.

He is the author of many publications, including the best selling business book Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got. Jay’s clients range from business royalty to small business owners, including eight best selling authors, an original founder of Federal Express, Investors Business Daily, two Inc. magazine Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners, Success magazine, Boardroom Inc., as well as hundreds of large companies, such as Sears, Prudential, Bache and Citibank