The fourth agreement allows readers to get a better overview of the progress made in achieving their life goals. This agreement includes the integration of the first three chords into everyday life and also the exhaustion of one`s own potential.  It is a question of doing one`s best individually, which is different from the different situations and circumstances that the individual may encounter. Ruiz believes that if you avoid self-judgment and do your best in every given moment, you will be able to avoid remorse.  By incorporating the first three chords and giving the best of himself in all facets of life, the individual will be able to live a life without grief or self-irony.  In addition to the book and audiobook, there is also an eBook, a four-color illustrated book, a card game, and an online course.  “The Four Accords” not only gave me the four chords with which I made small positive changes in my life, but the book also helped me understand the process of “domestication” and how this “domestication” shaped my belief systems. According to Don Miguel Ruiz, everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves. In these agreements, we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. A single agreement is not such a problem, but we have many agreements that stem from fear, deplete our energy and reduce our self-esteem. This book is a bit “woo woo, not at all”, but I could see how difficult it is to find parts for someone who is not interested in this kind of thing. The basis of the four agreements is solid and so important.
Beyond the Woo Woo New Agey Tone in the book, there are four tenants who are SO important and essential to success personally and professionally. The four chords are simple and easy to follow and will serve you well in life. In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel reveals the source of self-limiting agreements that deprive us of joy and create unnecessary suffering. If we are prepared to amend these agreements, there are four agreements of deceptive but powerful simplicity that we can adopt as guiding principles. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Accords offer a powerful code of conduct that can quickly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. It`s a brilliant book with excellent audio output. It outlines four simple agreements you need to make with yourself that will allow you to increase your control over how you live your life: 1) Be impeccable with your word; 2) Don`t take anything personally; 3) Don`t make assumptions; 4) Always do your best. Simple doesn`t mean easy! Don Miguel`s book helps the reader to have the power of these agreements and to use them.
Reading Peter Coyote is a pleasure that supports the learning process. It is a timeless work that you can refer to again and again. I found the Four Chords even more powerful than Stephen Covey`s Seven Habits, which speak volumes. And just like the Seven Habits, the Four Chords are powerful in all aspects of your life, including family, work, and leisure. Be impeccable in my own words, don`t take things personally, don`t make assumptions and always do my best, these four promises are hard to keep, but once I became aware of these four promises, things changed in a positive direction. The Four Accords were published© in 1997 and have sold approximately 9 million copies. It has been on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly a decade. Everything we do is based on agreements we have made – agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are those we make with ourselves. Although the content and agreements in the 21.
Useful and relevant, I felt that there were a lot of very religious and super-spiritual elements in the stories. The four chords are delivered in a way that is easy to understand and apply to everyday life. The concept of living in a dream is also easy to assimilate. The only problem I had was with the last 11 minutes, where he gives a “Christian” prayer that seems completely contradictory to the Toltec wisdom given in the rest of the book. This ending made me doubt the credibility of the author. I recommend listening until the prayer stops, and you will be satisfied with the wisdom of the Toltec tradition. In part 1 of this 2-part video, we learn about the “domestication” of man and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us by a system of punishment and reward. As young children, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; we are absolutely authentic.
But then we learn to be what others think we “should” be, and because it`s not acceptable for us to be who we are, we start pretending to be what we aren`t. When we are teenagers, we have learned to judge ourselves, to punish ourselves and to reward ourselves according to agreements we have never chosen. The Four Accords help us break self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness and love. The concept is simple, the four agreements are understandable, the results are undeniable. However, the disciplined practice of consciousness and action is a monumental challenge. not because it`s complicated, but because it requires a complete rewriting of your deepest thoughts and actions. Constant presence of mind and persistent focus will begin to unravel the unhealthy lifelong conditioning we`ve all been comfortable with. Our personal power is based on the agreements we make, and often we make those deals to please others instead of being true to ourselves. In doing so, we give up our personal strength. The Four Accords aim to regain our personal power by being authentic and clinging to our true self. The four chords are: 1) Be impeccable in your word, 2) Don`t take anything personally, 3) Don`t make assumptions, and 4) Always do your best. These agreements are simple, but far from simple.
Ruiz encourages readers to practice these chords every day and forgive ourselves if we are not perfect. Effort is the most important thing. This book is a quick read (or listen) and should be read repeatedly if you really want to keep your chords with yourself. I have been on the path of spiritual awakening for 25 years and I wish I had come across this book at the beginning of my journey! Now it`s a perfect summary of what I`ve understood myself over the years, wrapped in a beautiful mystical story, the Toltec way of looking at it. I can`t recommend this book enough to anyone looking for a way to live a happy life, to be free from the fog of limiting beliefs and other effects of our domestication. The four chords are simple but quite difficult to stick to at every moment of our lives, which is why the fourth chord is so important. I will keep this book at the top of my list of favorite books for a long time and I will definitely reread it to make it even more wise. By making a pact with these four key agreements, an individual is able to significantly influence the level of happiness they feel in their life, regardless of external circumstances.  In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that deprive us of joy and cause unnecessary suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Accords offer a powerful code of conduct that can quickly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.• A New York Times bestseller for more than a decade• More than 8.5 million copies sold in the United States.• Translated into 46 languages worldwide, this book absolutely loved it. it is a must to read/listen.
It`s short and soft, perfect for listening while driving, on vacation or when you`re dedicating time. The principles are simple but powerful. I`ve had this book for years, but I didn`t go past the first few pages. I tried it as an audiobook with much more success. I really enjoy this book and the lessons it contains. It`s a good read, I recommend it. If you can keep an open mind and let go of all the hangers you know and listen to the story, you might have the strength to finally get freedom in your life. .