Book summary and review - 12 RULES FOR LIFE – JORDAN PETERSON

 12 RULES FOR LIFE – JORDAN PETERSON



Before writing this book Jordan Peterson researched a lot about the best way to live life perfectly.

Jordan talked about the people of their aspect about the life and they found people likely impressed from these points.

After all, Jordan write a book called 12 Rules for life.

And this book crossed 1million selling in 3 months.

In this book, Jordan discussed the rules that we need to live life perfectly.

You should therefore conduct your life to produce well. This will lead to meaning. This will make your existence matter. Your actions will matter, taking care of your health will matter, having good relationships will matter.

So, let's start from the first point of their book.


#1.  FIX YOUR POSTURE—


Here, Jordan did not talk about body posture only they try to give advice for today youth that fixing your posture to make a good impact on society.

There is a part of your brain that is constantly monitoring signals to figure out your position in society. How you see others, and how others treat you, affect how you view yourself. 

And if your posture is not really good means people generate wrong thinking in your mind.

Due to this, you are also not able to do something that you won't do.

Fixing your posture can help you to get a good impact in society and after that, you will definitely be able to do work.


#2. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF


Many people love their pets more than themselves.

Same as your parents love you more than yourself.

But here, Jordan says that you are the creator of your empire so first try to focus on yourself.

This means start loving yourself and never take a little bit of risk for your health.


#3. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO WON'T SUCCEED


Surround yourself with people who support you and genuinely want to see you succeed. 

You will push each other to greater heights; each person’s life improves as the others’ lives improve. 

They won’t tolerate you, and they will punish you when you mistreat yourself.

This is the finest way to get success in life.


#4. JUDGE YOURSELF WITH YOUR OWN GOALS, NOT OTHERS.


In modern society, people start comparing themselves with others.

You are a competitor of your own.

So never compare yourself with others.

Drill deeply into your discontent and understand what you want, and why. Define your goals.

Start work on your goal and check yourself in some intervals of time. See the real improvement in yourself and if you are the better from the last means success is very near to you.


#5. DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN DO ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOU DISLIKE THEM


Here, Jordan exactly talking about the children who are really immature at a young age.

They used to waste their time in their club and party. These all things are also catered by the society and also by you. So stop your child from doing these things.

Never let your children do these things that make you hate.

Clear discipline helps the child, the family, and the society establishes, maintain, and expand the order that is all that protects us.

And a clear well-managed life is a sign of a good future.


#6.  SET YOUR HOUSE IN PERFECT ORDER BEFORE YOU CRITICIZE THE WORLD


Here, Jordan does not talk about the house where you live.

Here Jordan talking about the house in your inner sense.

Means questioning yourself,  before questing to the world. 

In modern society, people start criticizing other people in many fields and the author targets these people because these people talk about others while there are also doing bad on it.  People criticize others before seeing their own house.

Instead of blaming the world, just consider your own circumstances. Where can you make small changes to improve your own personal experience? How can you take more advantage of your current situation? Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world. If we all did that, things could fix themselves.



#7. PURSUE WHAT IS MEANINGFUL


Try to find happiness everywhere.

Many problems in human life are never able to solve with the help of money.

Try to do the thing which is really amazing you or which is really make meaning in your life.

Never try to do time-wasting things which is useless at all.

Living a life filled with meaning means putting aside immediate pleasures, which can often come at the expense of someone else. It means knowing you have a responsibility to yourself, and to others, to create a better place for us all.


#8. TELL THE TRUTH - OR,  AT LEAST DON’T LIE.


There are many types of people who lie.

Many people lie with themselves and these people are literally the dumbest people on the planet.

If you lie with yourself means your mind also lie with you and in the end you will never be able to achieve success


#9. ASSUME THAT THE PERSON YOU ARE LISTENING TO MIGHT KNOW SOMETHING YOU DON’T


The person that gave you the knowledge that you want is a more knowing person than you.

so when you start learning from them assume that this person is more wise and knowledgeable than me and I want this so I learn.

Never assume that you are more knowledge holder than your teacher.

Listening, understanding, and responding well is absolutely critical for your own health and the health of your community. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.


#10. BE PRECISE IN YOUR SPEECH


Here, Jordan doesn't mean that you are precise in your speech in front of your friends.

It means to be precise in your own track or the way on your mind.

This means if you are not precise in your own mind then you will also lie with them and this makes an impact on your whole target.

because you are not precise on it.

Everything from our relationships to our mental health takes constant maintenance and feedback. 

Being precise in your speech, being able to speak courageously and truthful words don’t mean the problems will go away, but it does eliminate the crushing anxiety of an undefined and ongoing tragedy.


#11. DO NOT BOTHER CHILDREN WHEN THEY ARE SKATEBOARDING

Here, Jordan means to make your child a risk-taker.

Because when you protect them in their younger age then they never able to take the risk at the age when they get elder or they are the holder of lots of responsibility.

They are also never able to take risks and decisions in their life problems.

Take the scary risk to become competent and powerful. Be a strong man or woman. Respect and push each other.

 Participate in the natural things that exist within a society that seeks to move upward. 

Don’t be afraid to be afraid. Do scary things. Do not bother children, who are learning these lessons in real-time, when they are skateboarding.


#12. PET A CAT WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER ONE ON THE STREET.


Human beings are fragile. Shockingly, we aren’t in a state of paralyzing fear at all times, with everything dangerous around us. Every one of our lives is going to be filled with pain, disappointment, and loss. Then, we die.

 So here , we have to push ourselves for consciousness.

Here, Jordan,  talking about the cat because they try to say the thing that people are not conscious of the road or the path of life as well. they are fragile.

So, it's time to be conscious.

People (you) are very, very tough. And if you focus on the simple and the good, you will be able to make it through. If you aim for the stars, deny tragedy from ruling over your life, and take advantage of the small opportunities for peace, you will be okay.


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