This book, The Four Agreements, is interesting and useful. Initially part of the authors perspective gave me great pause because he seems to question values and truths I hold as part of my core beliefs, however the “principles” of the agreements and assessing life are solid and relevant for all. I believe it is good to reflect on tradition and boxes that have been established as un-budgable fact and assess how they are serving or not serving. That said, I do believe there is “truth” and not everything is up for our personal redesign. How we live with-in truth is important and sometimes we accept things as truth or non-negotiables that are really paradigms of a generation or time period that are becoming less and less relevant and are not timeless truth. This book shares four filters for looking at life – shortly stated they are:
- Be impeccable with your word.
- Don’t take anything personally.
- Don’t make assumptions.
- Always do your best.
What does this mean to you? How does this look in your life?
To explore more – here is a great blog post that shares a bit more on The Four Agreements or pickup the book The Four Agreements or The Fifth Agreement (a follow-up updated book).