Rule #8 Tell the truth, or at least don’t lie.

We’re all liars – YIKES that’s tough to write and even more difficult to admit on an individual level.

Rule #8 in Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, Tell the truth or at least don’t lie – forces us to take an inventory of ourselves and the Gods or masters we serve. I’ve got a knot in my stomach just writing this.

For this rule I was joined by my long time friend Georgia Spiropoulos. It’s a tough topic and I’m sure you’ll find it interesting and challenging.

How to apply this rule

Get out your journal or notebook and start keeping track of how many times you lie each day. Any statement that is untrue is a lie. Remember you only have to be a little better today than you were yesterday (rule #4).

Use Jordan Peterson’s example from page 205. Divide yourself into two parts, 1 part speaking and 1 part listening. How often do you tell the truth?

Examine your goals – are you lying to achieve them? If so, can you chart a new course to the goal and correct your behavior or is it possible you need a new goal all together?

Thanks so much for watching.

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