There are often rules in place for a reason. They dictate the realm of what is acceptable within a game. They help to keep everyone accountable to their role and within the lines.
Yet, rules can also get in the way.
Sometimes, people want to know the rules, so that when they fail, they can blame the rules. It lets them off the hook for their own performance or effort.
Rather than take ownership for the game they are playing, they let the rules dictate how they play.
Now, I’m not saying that you should go out and break the rules. What I am saying is that you need to take responsibility for the game and responsibility for the outcome.
Don’t let the rules define how you play.