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You can be better…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 5 Aug 19 in quotes |

“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
 ~Prof. Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos  

 

In other words, you can’t be better than everyone else, but you can always be better than the person you were yesterday.

  • With mass media, it’s easy to compare yourself to the best of every field (looks, wealth, marriage, career) and think of yourself as miserably outclassed. But modern society is so complex that everyone has different goals – which makes comparing to other people pointless.
  • Drill deeply into your discontent and understand what you want, and why. Define your goals.
  • Transform your goals into something achievable today. If it’s not within your control, look somewhere else. Let every day end a little better than it started.
  • If you do this correctly, you’ll be unconcerned with other people, because you have plenty to do yourself.


12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

by Jordan B. Peterson

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

 

 

 

   

 

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Originally posted 2018-11-30 02:43:56.

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