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The Four Agreements

Book review #1

The Four Agreements : A practical guide to personal wisdom

by Don Miguel Ruiz.


Hi folks,

How are you? I hope you are doing GREAT!

Today I just want to share something quick with you. Do you know that most, if not all, successful people read a lot. I am not talking about reading magazines and newspapers but reading high quality books. Reading is one simple way to maintain your edge and continue growing is through the wisdom of others.

One of my favorite book is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. The book is a simple and practical instruction guide to achieve a life of freedom and happiness. To embrace and live each of the Four Agreements is to find yourself experiencing personal freedom–possibly as never before.

Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives and our work into a new experience of effectiveness, balance and self supporting behavior.

Everything we do is based on agreements we have made. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, what everyone else is, how to act, what is possible and what is impossible. What we have agreed to believe creates what we experience. When these agreements come from fear obstacles develop keeping us from realizing our greatest potential.

The Four Agreements are:

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

Happy reading 🙂

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