Rules for others, exceptions for you.


Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up. They even sleep and give birth by standing. This is unfair and exceptional. Sleep, in our terms, is considered as rest, where we lay down completely and relax. Our body is at ease and our legs do not bear the weight of our body. If these giraffes start comparing themselves with other animals, they will find their life unfair. Almost all animals sleep by laying on the ground except these sky-touching animals.

Do you feel you have to give extra effort compared to others, to achieve even small goals? Have you ever felt, you request millions of times to get a penny from your customer, where others just ask once? Have you ever been in a situation, you are asked to give more and more productive results with minimum resources? Have you ever traveled a long distance to get something, where others get only by a phone call? Don’t you feel dejected when something like this happens to you? Don’t you feel life is unfair?

Surviving in a difficult situation is tough. Especially, when others get special benefits and we are mistreated in the same organization. We, as humans, do not want to work where the distribution is biased. Equal distribution of resources and facilities motivate every leader to perform their level best.

It happens with some leaders, working in an organization, where others get extra benefits but we have to struggle for a little. Sometimes we get incomplete resources but have to create complete results using them. The moment we start comparing, we find many unfair actions going on in our lives and we are oblivious to it.

Stop questioning every time why you are not getting the same facilities. Some leaders are made only for going through a harsh situation. As a leader, sometimes you have to go with this situation, assuming this is fair. Don’t worry, it will not break you, it will make you very strong. Not just you, it will make your fellow mates strong too. Accept the fact life is unfair. Stop seeing your life as a pessimist. You are made to play a negative role. You should enjoy dealing with the challenges and feel lucky for every little thing you got. Where others enjoy the rules, you enjoy the exceptions. So, smile and keep performing your role flawlessly.


This scene is taken from the book “Struggle Scream Success.” The author, Banty Barman, a twenty-six years old lone wolf has beautifully depicted 101 leadership lessons for entrepreneurs from his experience of six incredible years in the direct selling industry. Born and raised in Kolkata, WB and completed his graduation from Calcutta University. His first title “A Mistake that changed my Life.” is a love story where he depicted his true love and emotions for his school life girlfriend in it. Contact him at

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