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10 Qoutes By Jordan Peterson That Will Change Your Life

by Guntaas Kapoor about a month ago in self help

Here are the top 10 qoutes that will change your life and make you a better person according to Jordan Peterson.

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

1. Don't compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday.

This one's a no brainer. Comparing yourselves with other people is the worst possible thing that you can ever do to yourself. As Jordan Peterson once famously said in one of his interviews, "Never compare yourselves with others. You might be driving down the road and you see a person driving an expensive Porsche and you might think to yourself how lucky and successful that person and then you start comparing yourself to that person not recognizing the efforts you might have put into your life. People always try to show their best lives possible while on the other hand, the next thing you know, the person driving the Porsche might be contemplating about pounding his car into a tree." So in short compare yourself with what you were yesterday and try to get better and better each day.

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

One of the most important lessons in life is to learning to look into yourself and realizing your mistakes and downsides in yourself before criticizing / making fun of others. Before you criticize the world or any other man, tend first to your own house. Set your world in order physically, financially, professionally, and emotionally and then you will have the requisite experience and wisdom to provide cogent criticisms of the outside world.

Introspection is key to living a happy and fulfilling life.

3. The way that you make people resilient is by voluntarily exposing them to things that they are afraid of and that make them uncomfortable.

We live in a world of unprecedented ease and comfort. In the Western world, we no longer have to face the elements, contend with hunger, physically fight against animals or other humans for resources, or hike for miles on end to find clean water. Everything we need (and most of the things we want) are available with the click of a button or the flick of a switch. And it’s made us weak. The technique of making people face their fears and break all barriers on the way to their success is very widely used in a lot of therapies by physiatrists all over the world. Remember, success doesn't come easy.

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4. You might be winning but you’re not growing, and growing might be the most important form of winning.

In today's world where everything is full of competition and rat-racing, the importance of growing, learning and improving is diminishing because all that matters to people is their degrees, bank balances, cars and fame. What people don't realize is that they need to see the bigger picture of life. People's success bred stagnation that has abandoned the pursuit of personal, professional, and spiritual growth long ago.

If you aren’t growing as a man (emotionally, spiritually, mentally, physically and professionally), you aren’t winning.

When it’s all said and done, growth is the only thing that matters. So commit to growth and trust that the rest will take care of itself.

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5. It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order.

We bitch and moan about the traffic, slow Wi-Fi, cold food, and lackluster service without ever stopping to consider the millennia’s worth of effort that went into everything we take for granted on a daily basis.

To get to where we are today, humans fought, innovated, bled, and suffered for more than 200,000 years. Yet in our modern lives, we are quick to forget the price that was paid to bring us 4G, Chipotle burrito bowls, and yearly installments of Call of Duty. Instead of complaining about the challenges of modern life, be grateful. You no longer have to fear death at the hands of once-common diseases like mumps, measles, or yellow fever. You don’t have to spend days on end trekking through violent terrain to find your next meal. You don’t have to worry about returning home to find your village pillaged and razed by a rivaling tribe

A little gratitude might just change your life. So count your blessings and tell your near and dear ones that you love them.

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6. It’s better to do something badly than to not do it at all.

This quote draws inspiration from the famous Nike slogan 'Just Do It'. In life we are presented with a lot of opportunities and in order to make the most out of them it is important that we take the first step : Accepting the challenge and working on it. Most of the times people keep their lives on hold while contemplating the vital decisions in life, while completely neglecting the fact that time does not wait for anyone and so they miss their chances which ultimately leads to feelings of regret and guilt. So we need to stop all the self talk, making excuses, being lazy and go out and do what we've always wanted to do. Go out and make the life you've always dreamed of. But first: 'Accept the challenge' and remember, Nothing is Impossible.

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7. Don't lie about anything, ever. Lying leads to Hell.

This quote by Jordan Peterson is self explanatory yet immensely important as it highlights the importance of truth in our lives. In a world where lying, cheating and deceit are commonplace, truth matters, both to us as individuals and to society as a whole. As individuals, being truthful means that we can grow and mature, learning from our mistakes. For society, truthfulness makes social bonds, and lying and hypocrisy break them.

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8. Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don’t have and undervaluing what you do.

Often times we complain about the things we don't have like a nice watch or an expensive car etc. What we don't realize is that fact that we all are blessed in some shape or form. Being thankful for the things we have in life is very important. Remember there will be loads of people who would want to change places with you with the flip of a switch.

Comparison is a harmful trait. Beware of that.

9 Most people’s lives are nicely saturated with tragedy.

Life is full of ups and downs, you and I both know it. But that's just the beauty of life. There will be moments of happiness and fulfillment which last long as memories and there will also be moments of sadness and tragedy which will make resilient and allow you to learn from them. Remember, Life isn't a bed of roses. Don't expect it to be one.

Happiness and sadness go hand-in-hand. and are an integral part of our life.

10. Humans treat the future as something they can bargain with.

Lastly, but most importantly, living in the present and making the most of it is the best way to move forward in life. No amount of anxiety or stress can solve the future, only the amount of hard work that we put in the present moment can. So work hard, give in your best and never ever give up.

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For further reading/ information, kindly visit the links given below:

1) Dr. Jordan Peterson Explains 12 Rules for Life in 12 Minutes

2) Jordan Peterson's Life Advice Will Change Your Future

3) Jordan Peterson Leaves the Audience SPEECHLESS | One of the Best Motivational Speeches Ever

Thank you!

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