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50 Inspirational Jordan Peterson Quotes On Success

Last Updated Sept 2023

50 Inspirational Jordan Peterson Quotes On Success

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. In 2016 Peterson released a series of YouTube videos criticizing political correctness. He subsequently received significant media coverage, attracting both support and criticism. His main areas of study are in abnormal, social, and personality psychology, with a particular interest in the psychology of religious and ideological belief and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance. Peterson has bachelor’s degrees in political science and psychology from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from McGill University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at McGill from 1991 to 1993 before moving to Harvard University, where he was an assistant and then an associate professor in the psychology department. In 1998, he moved back to Canada as a faculty member in the psychology department at the University of Toronto, where, as of 2019, he is a full professor. Peterson’s first book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, examined several academic fields to describe the structure of systems of beliefs and myths, their role in the regulation of emotion, creation of meaning, and several other topics such as motivation for genocide. His second book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, was released in January 2018. May these Jordan Peterson Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “If you don’t say what you think then you kill your unborn self.” Jordan Peterson

2. “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.” Jordan Peterson

3. “You cannot be protected from the things that frighten you and hurt you, but if you identify with the part of your being that is responsible for transformation, then you are always the equal, or more than the equal of the things that frighten you.” Jordan Peterson

4. “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.” Jordan Peterson

5. “If you fulfill your obligations every day you don’t need to worry about the future.” Jordan Peterson

6. “You can only find out what you actually believe (rather than what you think you believe) by watching how you act. You simply don’t know what you believe, before that. You are too complex to understand yourself.” Jordan Peterson

7. “It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order. If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons.” Jordan Peterson

8. “Intolerance of others’ views (no matter how ignorant or incoherent they may be) is not simply wrong; in a world where there is no right or wrong, it is worse: it is a sign you are embarrassingly unsophisticated or, possibly, dangerous.” Jordan Peterson

9. “It’s better to do something badly than to not do it at all.” Jordan Peterson

10. “When you have something to say, silence is a lie.” Jordan Peterson

11. “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.” Jordan Peterson

12. “I don’t think that you have any insight whatsoever into your capacity for good until you have some well-developed insight into your capacity for evil.” Jordan Peterson

13. “Women select men. That makes them nature because nature is what selects. And you can say, Well it’s only symbolic that women are nature, it’s like no, it’s not just symbolic. The woman is the gatekeeper to reproductive success. And you can’t get more like nature than that, in fact it’s the very definition of nature.” Jordan Peterson

14. “If you can’t understand why someone is doing something, look at the consequences of their actions, whatever they might be, and then infer the motivations from their consequences.” Jordan Peterson

15. “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.” Jordan Peterson

16. “If someone is making everyone around them miserable and you’d like to know why, their motive may simply be to make everyone around them miserable including themselves.” Jordan Peterson

17. “Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated.” Jordan Peterson

18. “To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again, in great ways and small.” Jordan Peterson

19. “Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.” Jordan Peterson

20. “Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don’t have and undervaluing what you do.” Jordan Peterson

21. “Humility is recognition of personal insufficiency and the willingness to learn.” Jordan Peterson

22. “The poor and stressed always die first, and in greater numbers. They are also much more susceptible to non-infectious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. When the aristocracy catches a cold, as it is said, the working class dies of pneumonia.” Jordan Peterson

23. “The successful among us delay gratification and bargain with the future.” Jordan Peterson

24. “Dialogue is the pathway to truth.” Jordan Peterson

25. “You don’t get to choose not to pay a price, you only get to choose which price you pay.” Jordan Peterson

26. “Truth is the handmaiden of love.” Jordan Peterson

27. “Make friends with people who want the best for you.” Jordan Peterson

28. “Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient).” Jordan Peterson

29. “Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.” Jordan Peterson

30. “To suffer terribly and to know yourself as the cause: that is Hell.” Jordan Peterson

31. “In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition – religion, and even nation-centered cultures, partly to decrease the danger of group conflict. But we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness, and that is no improvement at all.” Jordan Peterson

32. “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.” Jordan Peterson

33. “If you have a comprehensive explanation for everything then it decreases uncertainty and anxiety and reduces your cognitive load. And if you can use that simplifying algorithm to put yourself on the side of moral virtue then you’re constantly a good person with a minimum of effort.” Jordan Peterson

34. “Ideologies are substitutes for true knowledge, and ideologues are always dangerous when they come to power, because a simple-minded I-know-it-all approach is no match for the complexity of existence.” Jordan Peterson

35. “Face the demands of life voluntarily. Respond to  a challenge, instead of bracing for catastrophe.” Jordan Peterson

36. “The way that you make people resilient is by voluntarily exposing them to things that they are afraid of and that makes them uncomfortable.” Jordan Peterson

37. “If you’re going to be successful you need to be smart, conscientious, and tough.” Jordan Peterson

38. “Be grateful in spite of your suffering.” Jordan Peterson

39. “Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping.” Jordan Peterson

40. “Don’t be a slave to stupid rules.” Jordan Peterson

41. “The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.” Jordan Peterson

42. “The secret to your existence is right in front of you, and it manifests itself as all those things you know you should do but you’re avoiding.” Jordan Peterson

43. “Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated.” Jordan Peterson

44. “If you dare to do the most difficult thing you can conceptualize your life will work out better than it will if you do anything.” Jordan Peterson

45. “The truth is something that burns, it burns off deadwood and people don’t like having their deadwood burnt off often because they’re 95% deadwood.” Jordan Peterson

46. “You can do an awful lot by writing down what happened to you and thinking it through.” Jordan Peterson

47. “You should take care of, help and be good to yourself the same way you would take care of, help, and be good to someone you loved and valued.” Jordan Peterson

48. “Power is competence.” Jordan Peterson

49. “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.” Jordan Peterson

50. “You’re not everything you could be, and you know it.” Jordan Peterson

I hope you enjoyed these Jordan Peterson Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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  1. Albert

    September 11, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.” is from Victor Frankl, not JBP

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