Jason’s Law

Here’s an excellent post from Jason at www.ProfessionalMuscle.com. It consists of 10 rules that directly contradict the essence of Jante’s Law, which was a list of rules popularized by Aksel Sandemose in the novel A Refugee Goes Beyond Limits (1933). The law basically discourages individuals from aspiring to achieve their dreams, and was quite widespread throughout the world, notably in Scandinavia. 

Jason’s Law:

  1. Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  2. Take health, happiness, and prosperity to everyone you meet.
  3. Look at the positive side of everthing and make your happiness come true.
  4. Think only the best; work for only the best; expect only the best.
  5. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  6. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievement for the future.
  7. Look for the good in all people.
  8. Wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give everyone you meet a smile.
  9. Give so much to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  10. If you have nothing good to say about others, say nothing.

Be too large for worry; too noble for anger; too strong for fear; too secure for envy; and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.


Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.