This is a brilliant book with an excellent audio edition. It describes four simple agreements that you must make with yourself, which will allow you to increase your control over how you live your life: 1) Be immaculate with your word; 2) Don`t take anything personally; 3) Don`t make assumptions; 4) Always do your best. Easy doesn`t mean easy! Don Miguel`s book helps the reader to have the power of these chords and to use it. Reading Peter Coyotes is a pleasure that supports the learning process. It is a timeless work that can be constantly recalled. I found the four chords even more powerful than Stephen Coveys Seven Habits, which speaks volumes. And just like the seven habits, the four chords are powerful in all aspects of your life, including family, work and recreation. In the Four Accords, Don Miguel reveals the source of self-sustaining agreements that deprive us of joy and cause unnecessary suffering. If we are prepared to amend these agreements, there are four falsely simple but powerful agreements that we can adopt as guiding principles. Based on the ancient wisdom of Toltec, the four chords offer a powerful code of conduct that can quickly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness and love. There are thousands of agreements that you have made with yourself, with other people, with your dream of life, with God, with society, with your parents, with your spouse, with your children.
But the main agreements are the ones you have with yourself. In these agreements, you tell yourself who you are, what you feel, what you believe and how you behave. The result is what you call your personality. In these agreements, you say, “It`s me. That`s what I think. I can do certain things, and some things I can`t do. It`s a reality, it`s imagination. it is possible, it is impossible. This book is a bit “woo woo,” not bashing at all, but I could see how hard parts of it are to get through for someone who`s not in trouble. The basis of the four agreements is strong and so important.
Beyond the new old woo woo tone of the book are four tenants who are so important and important to succeed personally and professionally. The four chords are simple and easy to follow and will serve you well in life. the concept is simple, the four chords are understandable, the results are undeniable… However, the disciplined practice of consciousness and action is a monumental challenge… not because it is complicated, but monumental to achieve, because it requires a complete description of your deepest thoughts and actions. The constant presence of the mind and continuous concentration will begin to unravel the lifespan of the unhealthy conditioning with which we all felt comfortable. The best books take part in often intimidating subjects and animate them with sharp narratives, so you can stay focused and stay on the track.