Content

The Four Agreements

The simple, elegant message of this little book is right on the inside cover:

Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best.

It’s direct and self-explanatory. Miguel Ruiz tells us to say what we mean. Words have power. Be clear; keep your word—to yourself and to others.

He reminds us that what others do is about them, not us. Remember, we don’t make anyone do anything. Like us, they’re responsible for their actions and reactions.

He cautions against assuming. It takes courage to learn and change. Our minds can trick, mislead, and betray us. Assumptions come from the mind. He suggests we go to the body—your gut and your heart are almost always right.

Each of us has great ideas. To do your best, you must take action. To do your best, you must learn from your mistakes. To do your best, you must act your best.

Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best.

I’m glad I found The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz’s insightful guidelines to becoming a better human being. I sometimes miss the mark, but at least I know what I’m striving for. I know where I must improve my behavior. Miguel Ruiz, I thank you.

Add this content to your favorites:

Add to Favorites
Loading...