What rules rule your life?
Having rules that govern our behavior helps us to lead a life that is meaningful by providing a structure and foundation that act like guardrails for keeping us pointed in the direction of our best life.
I recently had a text exchange with a college professor who commented that Jordan Peterson, the psychologist, author, and commentator, has a dark way of telling the truth, especially when it comes to how we treat ourselves and others.
The following are Jordan Peterson's 10 Rules for Life that he believes can help us use the hard truths to become the best version of ourselves:
1. Stand up straight with your shoulders back.
2. Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping.
3. Make friends with people who want the best for you.
4. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
5. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.
6. Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.
7. Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.
8. Tell the truth - or at least don't lie.
9. Assume the person you are listening to might know something you don't.
10. Be precise in your speech.
What do you think of Peterson's rules? Are there rules you would add or subtract? Do you live your life by a set of rules that keep you pointed toward your purpose?
Please leave me a comment about your thoughts on Jordan Peterson's Rules for Life and what you use to rule your life.
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Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.