Hello my Littlefinders! I hope you are ready to take this week by the horns and make the best of it! To be completely transparent with you, I have always been a person who gets tons of anxiety on Sunday nights. I worry about every possible scenario that can happen in life, however, I recently made a commitment to changing my way of thinking. I want to live life to the fullest with zero regrets. There’s a book I recently read that changed my life. “The four agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. In this post, I’m going to break down the basics of this book, and hopefully, you will go and read it yourself. I have recemmended tons of things through my blog, but if anything, let this be the product you go purchase!
The idea of the four agreements comes from the ancient Toltec wisdom, and overall offers a powerful code of conduct that can transform every aspect of your life, it takes effort but if you follow these steps every day, your whole perspective on living life will change!
“Be impeccable with your words” – This ultimately means you attract what you speak. Focus on positive words. If you want to accomplish something say it out loud, and don’t give power to the negative thoughts or words. If you want that promotion don’t tell yourself “I’m never going to get it”, “I’m not smart enough”. This will only attract negative energy. Pretty much apply the saying “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”
“Don’t take anything personally” – I know! easier said than done. But really apply the “in one ear out the other” saying. The book goes a lot deeper into what this means. This agreement applies not only when people say something negative to you, but also something positive. The idea is to bring your confidence so high that other people’s opinions aren’t really important. I have been practicing this agreement the most, and I have seen a huge change in how things affect me. Give it a try.
“Don’t make assumptions” – Think about it, 90 percent of the scenarios we create in our minds probably have not happened nor will they happen. You know, that time when you thought your best friend was mad at you because she or he has not called in a week? Or maybe the time your boss looked upset and you thought you did something wrong? STOP ASSUMING! If something is REALLY bothering you, just ask! Most of the time “is not personal” and someone is probably not mad at you.
“Always do your best” – We hear this phrase from the time we are young, but the book really explains this phrase from a different perspective. This agreement ties all of the agreements together, to help you have your best life yet. The best way to put is “Always do your best within your capabilities” focus on the small wins. For example, if you had a tough day at work or an argument with someone, and you hit a cycling class after do the best you can, but know it’s ok to not be number one. Actually is ok if you don’t even attend the class that day. Give yourself a break and tomorrow will be a better day!
This is just a little glimpse of what The Four Agreements covers. I highly recommend you read this book, it’s a quick read, but it will completely change your perspective on life. You can purchase it here. I would love to hear your thoughts about it
Until Next time Littlefinders!