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The good news is compassion is a greater motivator to change than criticism. Also our brains are considered to be quite malleable so we can change our habits if we change how we think about things. Try the tips below and you will be on your way to compassionate change: Breathe and learn to identify your negative thinking loops. The Surprisingly Powerful Motivator You’re Leaving Untapped by Carley Hauck, MA January 17, 2015 “Its odd,” Samantha said, “but whenever I am nervous about an upcoming event where I know I have to be on and present, my focus goes straight to the size of my belly.

The Surprisingly Powerful Motivator You’re Leaving Untapped | MyFitnessPal “Its odd,” Samantha said, “but whenever I am nervous about an upcoming event where I know I have to be on and present, my focus goes straight to the size of my belly. If you recognize a girl like that, you’re more likely to have more fire inside of you. A detailed goal also evokes the visual imagery part of your brain rather than keeping your imagination at bay. You want that detail to spark you into seeing how amazing achieving it would be.

This helps you stay on course and unearths untapped motivation. “Just start down the path and watch the necessary resources, knowledge, people and opportunities unfold before you.” From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences breakthrough, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential. Use the Pomodoro technique. The Pomodoro technique can help you power through unpleasant tasks by improving your focus and boosting your productivity.

To get started, set a timer and work for 25 minutes, then reward yourself with a five-minute break. After four 25-minute work sessions, give yourself a 25-minute break. Visualization is a powerful technique that can help you to focus, stay motivated and achieve your goals.

By creating a mental picture of yourself successfully completing a. Once relegated to MMA fighters, Crossfit crazies, and older weekend warriors, the Turkish Get-Up (TGU) is the best exercise you’re not doing. You took the time to learn how to properly deadlift, squat, bench, and power clean, but like an oil tower in There Will Be Blood, I still believe you’re leaving precious resources untapped.

Whether you’re dragging yourself to the gym or fighting the mental battle against procrastination at work, making a mental shift to reconnect to your source of motivation can give you the boost. Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up. Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going.

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Where willpower comes in is when life presents challenges to that vision, like being asked by your office mates to go for a pizza just as you are leaving for your daily fitness walk.

“ChiWalking: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy” by Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer
from ChiWalking: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy
by Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer
Atria Books, 2009

That’s what motivated me to wake up every morning at 5:00 a.m. and drive across town to my gym, and that’s what motivated me on that particular morning in the spring of 2001, as I stood in front of a mirror, checking my form and taming my will … which was begging me to call it a day and hit the showers.

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by Emily Stimpson Chapman
Emmaus Road Publishing, 2016

And, when the external rewards, or the prospect of rewards, are withdrawn, motivation is also withdrawn.

“Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes” by Jeffrey J. Huber
from Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes
by Jeffrey J. Huber
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

As powerful as my motivation was, my willpower wasn’t just sitting around waiting for my call, ready at any moment to enforce my will on anything I wanted.

“The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
from The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
Bard Press, 2013

Thus motivation is a dynamic concept; it has to be understood in terms of changing needs, feelings, and circumstances.

“Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice: 2nd Edition” by Eda Goldstein, Professor Eda Goldstein, Dsw
from Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice: 2nd Edition
by Eda Goldstein, Professor Eda Goldstein, Dsw
Free Press, 1995

It is not necessarily that the meaning of exercising has disappeared, but the connection with this overarching and inexhaustible source of satisfaction is too weak in the moment.

“Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Language as Intervention” by Matthieu Villatte, Jennifer L. Villatte, Steven C. Hayes
from Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Language as Intervention
by Matthieu Villatte, Jennifer L. Villatte, Steven C. Hayes
Guilford Publications, 2019

This is called intrinsic motivation: that is, the rewards come from within.

“Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits” by Deirdre V Lovecky
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by Deirdre V Lovecky
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003

You don’t need inspiration, you don’t need motivation, and you don’t need discipline; you’ve built a habit through associative learning.15 It’s just like brushing your teeth, washing the dishes, taking the dog for a walk, and what have you.

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And it cannot keep you from drifting off course when the motivator is gone.

“What to Say When You Talk to Your Self” by Shad Helmstetter
from What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
by Shad Helmstetter
Gallery Books, 2017

Motivation is strong at first, but often wanes as soon as weight plateaus.

“Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness” by Dawn Clifford, Laura Curtis
from Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness
by Dawn Clifford, Laura Curtis
Guilford Publications, 2016

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  • Guys, I know we all have very clever jokes which I read and they were indeed fucking clever and hilarious. But what he said at the end is very true. Let me give you guys a bit of insight as a composer my self. If you want to learn the piano and get better everyday by practice, then we can all get better everyday by practicing kindness and humility. Cheers everyone!

  • By proposing some initial negative notions and ending his speech by making the use of “unless” which also bears negative meaning, he is conveying a positive message that while we are capable to invent a great amount of reasons not to pursue our passion (great career), we are also capable to invent a great amount of reasons to pursue our passion.

  • Have got to be one of his best speeches. It’s so profound to realise this concept of things shining forth and to follow your intuition. It’s remarkable where it will take you! Been trying to pay attention and be aware of what merely seems meaningful lately, and it is precisely like Peterson is saying. You become more grounded in a sense och more secure as a person, you can handle almost whatever’s being tossed in your direction. SO COOL. Thank you.

  • I mean, its inspirational and all but this video is pretty pointless, I gained no new knowledge. I was hoping he actually talked about what steps he took, what and how he got his job specifically to become ceo.

  • Intersting: he’s talking about the transformation process and the eye opening cure, instead of remaining blind. But my thoughts led me to acknowledge the fact that our brains inhibit us to do certain things solely for body self-preservation. We can simply transcend that trhough conditioning, in some other words practice, building neural networks.

  • If he only knew how his life is about to blow up soon. I wonder if he ever wishes it never happened. He looks so good/healthy here.

  • That’s nice, but your thumbnail makes it sound like it happened overnight. Which it obviously did not. It would have been better to share where he talked about HOW he turned his life around! What steps he took. What struggles he face on that journey towards eventual success. That’s what I want to know.

  • I also grew up in a safe, protected, middle-class family with mom and dad… brothers and sisters. This structured family shattered when my mom left all of us due to emotional abuse and fighting with my father. My dad who was emotionally destroyed, sent all of us to live with separate paid-foster families… not real family. Life was never safe again, instead… fear, sadness, unhappiness, unsafe…. This has forever impacted all of us siblings for the rest of our lives, till this day.

  • everybody watch this video has a beautiful mind,
    but facing challenges,
    but hopeful for the future,
    looking for more energy to struggle challenges and negative thoughts
    you can
    and you will

  • Half the time. I have no idea what he is saying. His speech is always too confusing. But I love the guy for doing what he does. His message is just not easy to understand. He’s like a rain man (movie reference).

  • Hey Travis was up at your place this past week fishing with a few friends and family. We got a chance to chat with you. You might remember the one guy with the Ohio hat. Lol. That was not me much smarter than that joined the USMC. Had a great time loved what you did with the place. Thank you and Semper Fi!

  • emotion goes, I’m sad > sad > sad> desperate for the one to come back> really desperate> frustrated > tired on being frustrated > acceptance but still sad > still sad and realize need to back to life and live on…

  • Great video!those messages are very impressive and i love it so much =), i will share this video to my friends, motivational video is very important to all people to recharge their energy in order to keep going in their life

  • I could never put to words how listening to classical music made me feel or how it ‘talked’ to you, narrated a story that that was so similar yet so different for every listener. This gentleman does it with so much panache, its just unbelievable.

  • This is the best speech I’ve ever heard or seen hands down. Everyone should definitely check out Ajahn Brahm.. think that is how you spell it!

  • And some people are jelous of other people’s success which makes it ten times harder to do the job because you are doing the job right! Just know the difference and trust your selves.

  • You, Sir, are the most incredible, funny guy I have ever heard! Truly, the inspiration and hope that you give is incredible. Thank you ever so much for your service to our country. The price that is paid for us to live in freedom, is way beyond our imagination. It’s so refreshing, hearing so many parts of how your life is going. I applaud you, a thank you isn’t large enough to express the gratitude for all that so many take for granted. It is so nice to have your video come across my phone from you somehow, so that we can all learn from you. Gratitude and so much appreciation for your attitude and love of your wife and children brings tears to my eyes. I’m so happy for what love you have shared with us. Truly an honor to have listened about your life. Thank you. I’m a mom of 2 kids, both boys, that I raised by myself, to be truthful and loving for how fortunate they are to be where they are. Boh are in the Marine Corps.
    Thank you again for your sacrifice for all American’s

  • We all are special on our very own ways and can overcome literally every obstacle put in front of us. But we need GOD to do so. With his help nothing can keep nor bring you down. Give your problems to him and he will deliver you from them.

  • These are the great words, but I have a question, what has he changed from that times when that man said these words? I see a man who want to inspire people, but by his appearance I can say that he has not achieved something incredible.

  • u will lose that stress i no ur thinken hard about it u will change i no ur from the war i no who u guys are i always did thats y i found u u found me to u guys are the change for germany u will lose that soon its fading away that belief i wanted to bring u peace u guys neeeded this so bad sorry i left u so long suffering its not ur fualts u are forgiven u were tuat the wrong thing i wana lift the plaque from u i love u guys ur all bueatiful pple inside an brillient jus use ur skills for good itll leave u w a good soul an itll set u free i wana cry i finaly got to u i missed u guys so long u been pushing away but i never left u u have no trust u guys are scared to from ur past beliefs but they are maken u the way u are but its not ur thoughts originaly there others bad beliefs thanks for listening to wat i had to say means alot guys i hope we can meet some day i look forward to it ur my bigggest project i wanted to help u the most u can do this fight that stress an let go of old beleifs ull get any thing u want wen ur try pple repectt that more then gold
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  • This is powerful, I love this channel so much.
    This channel has motivated me to open my own channel and I would love it if the family could take a look and tell me what the think of it.

  • The best Man whom ever inspired me before to this core……

    Love you alotttttttttttttttt Sir for showing the reality of life ��❣��……..

  • Love his personality. Hope he does more speaking or comedy..anything really. Respect to him and a big Thank You for keeping our country safe.

  • Facing a lot of dobouts right now
    Afraid I lose my mind, afraid i will not have a normal mind, afraid I would go crazy, Dont know what to do.
    please pray for me.

    SCARIEST 2 WEEKS OF MY LIFE.

  • I think he makes the mistake of confusing passion with fulfillment and this is just misleading to people. He starts the talk with the right tone: there are simply not enought great carreers available. Even if all the people in the world had the right mindset that he speaks about, they would not all achieve it.
    If you dont end up doing what you love most, dont blame yourself, its not up to just you. Find things you love doing, there is not just one and you dont have to make a career out of it. If you manage to make a living out of it, better.

  • Fast forward to 2019 2020. Jordan Peterson is a game changer. There is a lot going on in this discussion. Pics up from 9 min and 15 minutes in. The learning transforms you and the nature of your goal. When your engaged in something, that’s worthwhile.

  • Sales. Any type of sales could be a good launchpad for those who want to rise up. Fast..!! It’s a game of skills that can be learnt, if one is willing to. It’s not about ones upbringing or education

  • Seems like a really nice guy.,,but everyone forgets that he lost his limbs because HE CHOSE to go into another country, with his “brave” brethren, and declare war and kills hundreds of thousands. How many “insurgents” (read: simple locals who don’t want to be conquered by the American war-lovers) lost their lives after he had his accident…,100? 1000? To me the takeaway from this guy’s story is: 1) NEVER join any army, 2) never kill anyone, and 3) if you do, you deserve whatever happens to you and so does your enemy.

  • Speaker: Canadian crowd surely!!
    Canadian in crowd: HAHAHAHAHA
    (laughs loudly to show he is Canadian)

    Awww humans you are all so cute❤️

  • You’re still great I hope you have a wonderful life and may God always help you in tough situations you really admire me love you bro ❤

  • Do you other Asian kids like me hear from parents;
    “You can pursue your passion once you’ve done having a stable career.”
    Isn’t it ridiculous?
    You already kill the passion and then ask for it to be reborn? Don’t you parents hate to ask that? You’re begging your children to become doctors and lawyers just so you can hold up that steady place you have in society. You can’t possibly imagine going around and saying your child has failed at something.
    It’s so weird.
    I respect my parents and all. But I wish they were brave enough to recognise that passion is something greater than a career.

  • Unless you do it despite the fear keeping you back.

    We sabotage ourselves more than anyone else can. That fear that locks and chains us to where we are is mostly more damaging that anything bad that comes from opportunities we could pursue. Every opportunity we reject comes back to haunt us.

    If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm. (Right most of the time.)

  • On the plus side he can now cosplay as octane or any robot. Thats the problem with HAVING limbs is that you can have robotic legs.

  • Great, powerful message, I was homeless age 20,16 years ago. Depression took hold, but I kept a job and finally after 4 months on the street I got a bedsit. Now I’m nearly a store manager with an international supermarket. Married, own home, got my teeth sorted, got my driving licence!!! I really love watching these stories of nothing to sumthin, they hit me hard. NEVER GIVE UP

  • Wheel came off a semi-truck, landed on the roof of my boyfriend’s car, broke my leg in the hip socket, tore up my knee, broke my jaw, upper and lower… there was never a thought of doing anything but moving forward. But I was healed spiritually as well. If tragedy strikes, embrace the path.

  • HEY BRO. I HAVE A SUGGESTION.
    I AM RUSSIAN SPEAKER, AND ALSO I AM TRANSLATOR.CAN I USE YOUR VIDEOS TRANSLATE AND MAKE A RUSSIAN VERSION OF YOUR CHANNEL.ALSO YOU CAN DO MORE AUDOTORS. AND WE SPLIT THE INCOME 60/40 IN YOUR SIDE.
    IF INTERESTING, JUST WRIGHT BRO✊

  • Now THIS is a couple that I want to hang out with! The strength of a human being is magnified by someone who truly loves and supports them, thank God for his wife and their humor!

  • Say a prayer for me I’m 25 I use to be so self motivated and positive now I’m battling drug addiction and suicidal thoughts. I broke my foot and lost my job. I feel like a loser. Please pray for me brothers

  • Most scientists are under the conviction that they can be objective observers of physical phenomena, as separate from that phenomena. This is a perception only and cannot be proven or sustained.

  • I was once living in only a 3 bedroom house and could only save $100 a month. I said something has to change. So I quit my job started my own business and 5 years later I can say I never imagined I’d be here. I now live under a bridge in Albuquerque and havent seen my family in 2 years. Never been happier! Thanks nutrisystem!

  • I have seen Travis speak many times and NOT once have I seen or heard a single ounce of self-loathing or victim mentality. God bless you brother.

  • I don’t know how much I’m using my health as an excuse career wise, but I know for a fact that I’m not using it as an excuse for my hobbies and other passions. I had to quit my years of running, I couldn’t get past a yellow belt in karate, I kept trying different forms of dancing and was a fast learner, but couldn’t continue, I’m still doing qi gong, and my own modified yoga and I can still go for walks which I’m so grateful for because there was a period when I couldn’t.

  • You was 15 i was 10 years old an orphan kid making money for brothers and sisters mom all alone how should i feel than by the age of 12 brought my own car no one taught me how to drive all alone by the age of 14 addicted to drugs age 15 got girlfriend 16 lost everything my girlfriend got killed my car had accident destroyed my life started getting harder but still grateful for what ive been learned know different languages entrepreneur i was alone working 18 hours to get the best thing for my home how does that makes me feel than?

  • this needs to be translated into other languages..
    so more people can listen to him. Until now I really though i was tone deaf…..

  • The very first time I heard Chopin, was the very first moment I truly understood classical music. Instantly I could completely hear the tone, the mood, the story it told. I agree that anyone can be a classical music fan.

  • I just sat down at my computer desk. Turned my laptop on. sat there as all my programs opened and started i clicked on me chrome. Setting up to study. went to facebook. set MY SONS court papers next to me. My boyfriend was standing next to me. then a new tab open on it own to this video. it was everything i have had on my mind. everything every change i had been talking about talking about dreaming about working for. i sat there in shock I cried. Like God said your on the right path keep going. It was everything I needed.

  • There are lots of smart people in this comment section! Love reading the comments!
    Classical music is truly bright & entails lots of talent in listening & expressing.
    really helpful for personal development.

  • Man you are AWESOME!! If you can go on and be happy then WTH is wrong with me?? Lol. You’re one of my heroes now that I can look toward for motivation. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!!

  • I have all four of my limbs and every woman I have ever known, in any capacity, for any length of time, has summarily kicked me to the curb. I want a woman like he has, regardless of any physical characteristics. Now, that”s all.

  • It is so great to listen to a person that is so passionate and knowledgeable like Jordan Peterson. His work and lectures are some of my favorites alongside the work of Alan Watts, Earl Nightingale, and Jamen Allen.

  • That got me in tears,beautiful history..I hope anyone going through what he went through can achieve they dream in life,can see life in a different perspective of joy, happiness and prosperity.

  • The goal of life is not to live forever. The goal of life is to create something that will. Do not let “average” be your legacy ��

  • It’s good to have passions and dreams, as long as your dreams aren’t an Ideal that commercials are creating for you to live up to so that you’ll buy their products or programs or an Ideal that no real relationship or career can live up to or be appreciated in it’s own right, or something that makes you ignore and miss all the little things in life which are important.

  • Your story is the greatest LEGACY that you will leave to your friends.
    Are you gonna be intentional about the LEGACY you’re leaving?!

  • This is the power of family. Power of having a society. The power of fatherhood. The need to live for the people out there waiting for us.

    But sadly it is dimnishing in an exponential speed.

  • Ur an inspiration to all of us!!!

    I’m actually trying to start a YouTube channel. It’s really hard but hopefully one day it will pay off

  • aaaand what if you don’t have a specific passion? what if you don’t have a dream? what if you don’t know what you really want to do with your life?

    ‘I could do anything, if only I knew what I want’

  • Honestly I have this hunger for success, but the one thing I lack has to be clarity of what I what. I do know I want to be someone some day. I’m honestly tired of blaming others for my mistakes. I’m tired of being a failure. I’m tired of being an ordinary man. I’m 22 and ppl tell me “ you’re still young don’t worry abt anything now “. You know what I think!? Bullshit. I may be young, but I have goals now that later on I don’t want to forget. I’m hungry now. Why wait till I’m older?

  • I stumbled on this video and I think I have now listened to it about 20 or so times in the last two weeks. I am still unpacking the concepts in this video. I have added “I don’t know what my name meant before I got here, but I know what it’s going to mean before I leave” to my daily affirmations/mantra.

  • Damnnnnn, I will leave a legacy aswell!!!! I made this channel to start my legacy would appreciate it if you guys check it out! ❤️

  • Amen. We are BLESSED & UNSTOPPABLE!! To God be the glory. It’s time to RISE and WAKE UP my fellow KINGS & QUEENS… we are ROYALTY!!

  • Sober for 2 years now and discontentment was absolutely the catalyst for change but it took 26 years to find my bottom and now I will find my peak!

  • I can’t imagine what would be this world without classical music
    Without the music of Chopen, Beethoven, Chaikovsky, Mozart and many many others…:'(

  • YOU ARE BEAUTIFL
    YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
    YOU ARE WORTHY OF YOUR LIFE
    YOU ARE POWERFUL
    YOU ARE AMAZING
    THERES NOTHING THAT CAN STOP YOU IN YOUR LIFE

  • I may be nobody today or tl6o the maximums I may be somebody but I promised my self I won’t be leaving this earth without reaching the world I live in through my work through my thoughts and through MY NAME ❤️

  • Listening to this when I am absolutely broke but I don’t know what to fight for….fight to live with the same people who have lost humanity? Fight to live a life where there’s absolutely no1…not even your parents….I don’t know man…one thing is certain I will never bring a new life to this world…will never have a kid…

  • What an inspiration!when you try to find excuses you won’t get anything but when you focus on what you have you can conquer whatever you want.

  • to the people who says ” They are happy in their job “. I’m happy for you. but please check on yourself again. why did you come to visit this video in 1st place? please don’t miss the point between feeling great in ur own job. and feeling great in your comfort zone. don’t let your brain trick you.

  • I find this advice painfully naive, honestly. I pursued my “passion” for 5 years: it left me broke, depressed and my marriage teetering on the brink. If you want some real talk here it is:

    1. You don’t know what your “passion” is. That’s because passion doesn’t live in you without experience. If you’re “passionate” about being an actor but have never had an agent, attended those last-minute auditions, paid thousands of dollars for class after class and generally lived that life, you’re not passionate about being an actor, you’re passionate about the IDEA of being an actor.

    2. Interest is a much better guide than “passion”. This is not only because our passions are mirages as per point #1, but because you honestly don’t know yourself that well. A career is a multi-faceted thing. It is incredibly common that you can love certain aspects of a job but hate others. Maybe you want to be a biologist and absolutely love snakes, but to do the job you have to spend months in the rainforest which you find completely intolerable. In that case you will not have a great career in biology: you will either suffer your way through it or quit. Voluntary suffering in pursuit of attainment/meaning is important, but the reward has to be commensurate. Using interest as a guide rather than passion allows you to course-correct: you may not end up where you thought you might, but you should be continuing to move towards that which you find interesting/fulfilling, NOT some abstract, idealized dream.

    3. As much as we don’t want to admit it, society places some pretty steep hurdles in your way to carving out a niche for yourself, and not always for bad reasons. People will not just pay you to do what you love, and we only need so many artists. Advice like the above tells people to “go for it” without accepting that you can be ruined by the attempt through no fault of your own. The best musicians do not necessarily have hit records, computer programs that are years ahead of their time are supplanted in minutes… the market for labor and product is Darwinian. Yes, this is focusing on “success” rather than “passion”, but we are social animals and need feedback for our efforts. Without positive feedback our efforts feel wasted and passions are not maintained.

    4. Obsessive pursuit of career can destroy relationships something that Larry Smith is ignoring at his peril. Most people find greater satisfaction in their familial structures than careers, and having children is perhaps the greatest task in your life’s course. The highs of your career are short-lived… you complete something and immediately need to go and do the next thing. The hedonic treadmill continues apace. Families not only have innate, lasting value to us, but are alternative sources of our own growth and self-development. Learning to repair an old bike with your son can be so much more fulfilling than hitting first place on the NYT Bestseller’s List. Just ask some of the authors who’ve got there.

    None of this should be taken as a condemnation of people’s striving to have good careers: yes, a good work ethic and pursuit of excellence are commendable. But you’re probably not going to be the next Beethoven, just like 99.99999999999999999% of us. The best advice I can give to people who really feel “passionate” about creative/artistic endeavors is to get a job you are good at something stable, challenging and that gives you routine, some motivation and a good income then pursue your creative work in your own time. Write that novel for an hour every morning before work, paint on the weekends, take online classes in your spare time or make a film with people you know. If you’re passionate about those things you will continue with them for fun, and without the pressure to succeed (f not, they will fall away in time, and that’s OK too). Perhaps then they can turn into a career and you can “live your dream”, and not spend 5 years begging for table scraps like I did.

    Food for thought. I hope it’s helpful or, at least, more helpful than Larry.

  • I went from trying to commit sucide, to losing absolutely everthing, being homeless, to finding my happiness slowly, to making $3000 a month, change is possible just remeber to #nevergiveup

  • I wanna go for something related to arts but ik that i will be someone broke if i will finally be thrown into the real world.
    Im also unlucky with looks so i will die alone probably outside on a bench.

  • Unbelievable, Jordan Peterson never seas to impress. I was so engaged that I never bothered to ask why I was watching this which is exactly what he’s referring to.

  • Something I learned when I continued drawing the same thing daily for 100 days my mind just started exploring how to create more within that thing and I saw a vast improvement by the end. I think it’s so similar to what he was referring to at 3:00. Only his was more elegant heheh