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The Four Agreements

Posted by Sam November - 12 - 2019 0 Comment

The Four Agreements is a tiny little book written by Don Miguel Ruiz. I am not here to promote the book but I do love its message and hope you do also. That being said for the ones that did not read the book or heard of it, I suggest :

  • Buy the book, it’s a lifetime investment
  • Read the book over and over again

If you align yourself with the book’s message and actually practice it daily, it will shape up your mindset and reset the way you think. It actually can make you into the consummate professional you seek to be unless of course, you don’t find the need to expand your vessel with four little steps, then the rest of this blog is not for you. So what are the four agreements and how do they apply to oneself? They are:

  • Be impeccable with your word. Meaning, words have power, so don’t over promise and under deliver. Talk less, feel more and always praise. Keep your words, call when you say you are going to call, show up when you say you are going to show up not fifteen minutes late.
  • Don’t take anything personally. You want a happy life, don’t take anything from anyone, no matter who they are personally. For the one and only primary reason, that you have zero control over what the other person said and you were not born on planet earth to change his/her behavior
  • Don’t make an assumption. By making assumptions you are setting an expectation, by setting expectation you are setting yourself for disappointments. Instead, ask the other person: what did you mean by saying this or that? Now you are clear without assumptions and not setting yourself up for disappointments. Now you carry a mind full of peace.
  • Always do your best. This one is our favorite. Depending on how and where you were raised, most believe working hard equals wealth, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Or I have to secure this or that by this date or that month ” again setting up for disappointments, tool number 3″. Nothing wrong with setting short and long term goals. Goals are a result of a cause. In this case, the cause is; always do your best and then LET GO. Doing your best has no expectations, it’s freeing is goalless and it’s effortless. Sometimes you might require to stop doing and start being.

As far as I am concerned, number one and number four go together beautifully. If you are impeccable with your words most likely you are doing your best. As you can see each step is pretty simple, nothing complicated here, no fasting for a month or climbing a high mountain with only a bottle of water, none of that. The greatest things in life, usually require the least effort, the only effort that is required is a daily practice.

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