30 Powerful Jordan Peterson Quotes to Ponder...
Love him or hate him, Jordan Peterson is loaded with knowledge - although you may not agree with some of his views on feminism, free-speech etc. below you'll find 30 thought provoking quotes from a combination of Peterson's book, lectures and interviews.
"You're going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don't do. You don't get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you're going to take. That's it."
"If you fulfill your obligations everyday you don't need to worry about the future."
"Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted, “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.”
"Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don’t have and undervaluing what you do."
"We require routine and tradition. That’s order. Order can become excessive, and that’s not good, but chaos can swamp us, so we drown— and that is also not good. We need to stay on the straight and narrow path."
"It’s appropriate and praiseworthy to associate with people whose lives would be improved if they saw your life improve."
"What you aim at determines what you see."
"As you move through your life, you have to shed that which is no longer necessary. Otherwise it accretes around you, holds you down, and you perish sooner than you should. I think that’s in large part because, if you don’t dispense with your life as you move through it, then the stress of all that undone business, and of all those unmade decisions turns into a kind of chaos around you. That chaos puts you in a state of psychophysiological emergency preparedness, chronically, and that just ages you. It’s necessary, in some sense, to stay light on your feet, and also, I think, to renew your commitment to your aim upward."
"Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world."
"Dreams shed light on the dim places where reason itself has Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.yet to voyage."
"No one gets away with anything, ever, so take responsibility for your own life."
"If you learn a martial art, you learn to be dangerous, but simultaneously, you learn to control it."
"When you have something to say, silence is a lie."
"You are not everything you could be, and you know it."
"There is no more effective way of operating in the world than to conceptualize the highest good that you can and then strive to attain it."
"Clean your room."
"If you tell enough lies, often enough, the truth will become entirely hidden from you... and then you are in hell."
"Dragons hoard gold, because the thing you most need is always to be found where you least want to look"
"Don't practice what you do not want to become."
"Pick up your damn suffering, and bear it! And try to be a good person so you don't make it worse."
"If you can't order your own life, you shouldn't be trying to order anything more complicated than that."
"Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you need to know. Listen to them hard enough so that they will share it with you."
"Do not try to rescue someone who does not want to be rescued, and be very careful about rescuing someone who does."
"Maybe your misery is the weapon you brandish in your hatred for those who rose upward while you waited and sank. Maybe your misery is your attempt to prove the world’s injustice, instead of the evidence of your own sin, your own missing of the mark, your conscious refusal to strive and to live."
"So, attend carefully to your posture. Quit drooping and hunching around. Speak your mind. Put your desires forward, as if you had a right to them – at least the same right as others. Walk tall and gaze forthrightly ahead. Dare to be dangerous. Encourage the serotonin to flow plentifully through the neural pathways desperate for its calming influence."
"You must determine where you are going in your life, because you cannot get there unless you move in that direction. Random wandering will not move you forward. It will instead disappoint and frustrate you and make you anxious and unhappy and hard to get along with, and then resentful, and then vengeful, and then worse."
"Face the demands of life voluntarily. Respond to a challenge, instead of bracing for catastrophe."
"Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities."
"Can you imagine yourself in 10 years if, instead of avoiding the things you know you should do, you actually did them every single day? That’s powerful."
"The way that you make people resilient is by voluntarily exposing them to things that they are afraid of and that make them uncomfortable."