Self Development September 9, 2020

12 Rules for Life

John Saddington @8bit

A few, quick reminders via Jordan Peterson:

  1. Stand up straight with your shoulders back
  2. Treat yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping
  3. Make friends with people who want the best for you
  4. Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with 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 that the person you are listening to might know something you don't
  10. Be precise in your speech
  11. Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding
  12. Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

A good reminder via a friend last night!

Let's meditate on these things, especially in these really hard times. #11 makes me laugh quite a bit, especially since I have a few skateboarders in my house!

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    1. Get away from toxic people, nothing good will happen if you stay around
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      +1 to this!

      i wrote a post 8 years ago after leaving one of those types: https://john.do/toxic/

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    Great rules.
    The one I like the most is (4) "Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today".

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      omg... this one i could meditate on all day!

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    4 and 7 are the strongest to me. I try to work on it every single day.

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    that's very interesting!

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    Make friends with people who want the best for you

    It's hard to find people who are self-less to do this. Only family stays and supports in the end.

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      i'm not quite 40, but, i've found some folks that aren't family that seem to stick around. :)

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        That's great. I guess, we find them with time.

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          be intentional. everyone you meet... treat them as possible best friends.

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