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WATCH: Jordan Peterson Explains How to Create Massive Discipline in Your Life

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WATCH: Jordan Peterson Explains How to Create Massive Discipline in Your Life


Here's 3 questions that scare the living shit out of me. 

  1. What bad habits am I still doing that are holding me back in life?
  2. What perspective do I need to learn in order to deal with terrifying things life throws at me? 
  3. Why do i feel like I should be farther in life than I am now?




Watch This Video Today!

Take some time to Watch today's video message from Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and author who’s book, 12 Rules for Life has sold over 5 million copies over the last few years.

The book is an antidote for coping with the chaos that everyone experiences in life.

According to Peterson, creating self discipline is all about creating the best version of who you can be by starting with addressing where you’re at right now (likely a giant hole you can’t see a way out of)...

Peterson goes on to explain how self-discipline is a hell of a lot more than simply doing stuff that you don’t want to do…

Behind all of the surface-level stuff, there’s usually a deeper, more meaningful reason why you’re interested in developing self-discipline in the first place…

Personal responsibility (according to Jordan Peterson) is all about the competition between the version you are today and the better version of who you should be.



So What Are Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life?

1.  Stand up straight with your shoulders back.

Peterson claims that posture has a lot to do with how people treat you and how you treat yourself.

He says to fix your posture to get others to treat you better, which will make you feel better and stand tall. 




2.  Treat yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping.

Jordan says that people are sometimes better at giving their dog medicine than giving themselves their medicine.

He discusses that you may self-sabotage yourself daily by not taking care of your health.

Make sure to put yourself first. 



3.  Make friends with people who actually want the best for you...

This rule talks about associating with being around people who lift you up and vice versa.

Surround yourself with people who make you feel good and genuinely want what is best for you.




4.  Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today.

Peterson discusses that our media today makes it easy to compare ourselves to others.

Comparing yourself to others doesn’t do anything besides lowers your self-esteem. 




5.   Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.

Raising kids is never easy, but Peterson has some advice on doing so.

So set rules for your kids, but don't be a dick. 




6.   Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.

Peterson said this can be a tough one for people to swallow. But basically, this one is asking you to not always blame the outside world for your misfortunes.


Sometimes, it is your fault and that is okay.




7.   Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient).

He asks his audience to think, “how can I make the world a little bit better today?”

And go do that!



8.   Tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie.

You may lie to others to get what you want or you may lie to yourself to feel better, Peterson claims.

But deep down you know what the truth is and that is unsettling. 




9.   Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.

Listen to other people thoughtfully. You might learn something.




10.   Be precise in your speech.

Peterson says to be precise and tell people what you need. Be direct. 





11.  Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding.

Peterson asks the question, “When children are taking risks, such as skateboarding, should you stop them?”

The intuitive answer is to protect your child from any activity that is considered dangerous, including skateboarding.

But denying your child from taking risks is more dangerous in the long run...




12.  Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street.

I fricken hate cats but I recognize this is more of a metaphor for how to live life. In summary, life is tough. It hurts at times. This pain gives life meaning. Take time to enjoy the little pleasures in life.

Pet a cat when you see one on the street.

Or in other words, look to spot the joys through the tears.


About Jordan Peterson 

With his students and colleagues at Harvard and the University of Toronto, Dr. Peterson has published over a hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, while his book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief revolutionized the psychology of religion.

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