Have you Read The Four Agreements?

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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz, was published in 1997. One of the top-selling books in 2021, this small book reveals the self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy. The book offers a powerful code of conduct that can transform your life.

Agreement 1: Be Impeccable With Your Word
“The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate and thereby to create the events in your life,” Ruiz warns us to be careful to use this force for good, rather than to destroy.

Agreement 2: Don’t Take Anything Personally“Whatever people do, feel, think or say, don’t take it personally.” Other people’s behaviors are a reflection of them only. No opinion is truly objective; we all have biases and filters through which we view the world. Keep this in mind when you receive feedback, never take anything personally. It limits your ability to see your own negative patterns and biased thinking.

Agreement 3: Don’t Make Assumptions

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do. We assume that others think the way we think, feel the way we feel, judge the way we judge,” in reality, our perspectives are as unique as our fingerprints. Trying to understand others’ motivations before jumping to conclusions avoids misunderstandings and conflict. Have the courage to ask questions and to communicate clearly.

Agreement 4: Always Do Your Best

When you do your best, you’ll have no regrets. Pour your best effort into your language and relationships and everything you do. “If you do your best always, over and over again, you will become a master of transformation. Practice makes the master. By doing your best you become a master”.

It will take less than three hours to read this book from cover to cover, and a lifetime to practice living the lessons it provides. A wise investment of time when you consider the opportunities for transformation it offers.

The road is easier together,

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