A Few Things to Think About (Part 3)

By | October 23, 2022

[October 23, 2022]  For the last two days, I reprinted the last chapter of my newest book, “55 Rules for a Good Life.”  The idea here is to have a teaser that perhaps will encourage you to purchase my book.  Please order your copy today and give me an honest review on Amazon.  Thank you!  Today is part 3 (and the last), and I call it “a few things to think about.”

Set yourself a serious challenge.  It takes the challenge to pull your mature, developed self out of you and to motivate you to rid yourself of all the weaknesses and personality flaws you have accumulated.  A noble goal is a very good way of beginning. 

 The truth is each of us has enough potential and character.  If we can contend with it in a noble way and rise above it, then we can make the world a better place for our family, our community, one small step at a time and ourselves.  And, we can constrain the evil, at least in our own hearts and have a positive effect on those around us as a consequence.  That does make things better, and we can do it. 

 That is where the good life is to be found.

 The good life, which goes along with the adoption of great responsibility, is the antidote to the suffering and arbitrariness that life brings.  You need a reason to get out of bed in the morning, especially when things are not going to be great in your life.

Tell the truth, especially to yourself.  You know what is wrong with you if you ask yourself seriously.  Start today, don’t wait; begin by putting your own house in order.  Now, you can begin your day with a smile and with the knowledge you know the way ahead.

Remember that you should be better than you are, not because you’re worse than other people, but because you’re not everything you should be.  Be more than you ever thought you could be.

My message is clear, anyone can be successful, but you have to be responsible for yourself.


Please read my books:

  1. “55 Rules for a Good Life,” on Amazon (link here).
  2. “Our Longest Year in Iraq,” on Amazon (link here).
Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I provide one article every day. My writings are influenced by great thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Jung, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Jean Piaget, Erich Neumann, and Jordan Peterson, whose insight and brilliance have gotten millions worldwide to think about improving ourselves. Thank you for reading my blog.

18 thoughts on “A Few Things to Think About (Part 3)

  1. Chuck USA

    Excellent series and thanks for the “teaser,” Gen. S. We love your website and will always be a huge fan.

  2. Marx and Groucho

    Another book from GEN Satterfield. Pow! Thanks Gen. Satterfield, just found out and congrats.

    1. Bryan Z. Lee

      Order your copy today. Amazon has good customer service so you can get your copy of his book in just a few days. I got mine. Great book and I think it will become a classic.

      1. British Citizen

        Cheers to you mates in America. Loving this website and already ordered my book from Gen. Satterfield. 😍😍

  3. Watson Bell

    Another spot-on article from Gen. Satterfield. BTW, if you’ve not bought his new book, then just saying you are missing out. His new book (just came out last week), “55 Rules for a Good Life: Pursuing Truth and Responsibility” is exactly what the mental health professionals recommend.

  4. Nick Lighthouse

    “Set yourself a serious [and I will add a noble] challenge.” That is how we being our good life. Robbery, violence, attacks on others persons and their property like we see our Democrat politicains encouraging, is the wrong way and leads to evil.

    1. MrJohn22

      Correct Nick, find any city in America that is in decline and they all have the same thing in common. They are run by Democrats and the DNC. And they blame everything and everyone else for their personal failures.

  5. Pen Q

    “Remember that you should be better than you are, not because you’re worse than other people, but because you’re not everything you should be. Be more than you ever thought you could be.” – best quote by Gen. Satterfield…..

    1. Willie Strumburger

      Pow, got it Pen Q and welcome to Gen. Satterfield’s leadership website where he advises and informs. Plus there is always too a bit of entertainment along the way. Stop in anytime and also read this leader forum where we exchange new ideas and push and pull them apart to improve our arguments and thinking. This is one important way we can get better. Again, welcome.

  6. Fred Weber

    Excellent conclusion Gen. Satterfield And, sir, I got my copy of your book, ’55 Rules for a Good Life’ and I’m enjoying every page. What a great list! The rules are funny, serious, spot-on, and should be read by every young person today.

  7. Dog Man

    Good 3 part series, and I do appreciate you showing us your last chapter. More folks should realize this is really a summary of your works and read it again and again.

      1. Veronica Stillman

        Exactly why I’m a huge fan of Gen. Satterfield and his entire website, including the DAILY Favorites
        You don’t need to read it daily but I recommend you do. And, oh, please get a copy of his new book “55 Rules for a Good Life.” How much better can you get?


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