The Four Agreements; Post 4

In our last post on “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz, we explore the fourth and final agreement:

  • “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-judgement, self-abuse and regret.” – Don Miguel Ruiz.

If you were lucky to grow up hearing “Just try your best,” you learned a very valuable lesson about success and failure. When we put our effort into something and we focus on that effort versus the final grade, goal scored or professional accolade, we help to build our value structure. Having that internal sense of accomplishment and faith will help support us in times when we are affected by a circumstance in our life. It also helps to lessen our tendency to stand in judgment of ourselves when we land short of what society might deem as success. Always doing our best promotes humility and grace under fire; both valuable skills when roadblocks get in the way.

The Four Agreements: “Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best.” I would say that becomes a very good mantra; indeed. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “The Four Agreements; Post 4”

  1. always do your best. i recall one hockey game when i scored a hat trick/3 goals and was ok, thats good. then i was like, dont stop there. i ended up scoring 2 more.

  2. Just before I was going to post that these four agreements need a poster I checked out the web site you provided and sure enough, I can download a free one. Thanks Kristine!


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