When we are adults, we have unconsciously made a number of agreements (which are not too indespectable of the four agreements). These agreements guide our behavior – they serve as an internal compass through which we decide what we do and what we don`t. But we never chose those agreements. This book presents four agreements that we should make with ourselves to lead a good life. Replacing our old agreements with these four new ones won`t be easy, but it can be a significant personal change that you can make. “The next three agreements really came from the first agreement. The second agreement is nothing to take personally. All these formations become like a set of rules in you. Don Miguel Ruiz calls this your “book of law.” Why follow all the rules of your book of law? Because they feel safe. Even if some of the rules make you feel unhappy, you don`t break them, because then you will feel insecure.
And that`s exactly what happened. I hope that this structure pushes you to take up this book, to learn one or two new things and to broaden your perspective. As with similar books, the four chords are better appreciated first-hand than summarized. This is especially true for small ones (like these), which are more synthesis than synthesis. If you like the job or the job you do, you will do your best without even trying. Your work will feel effortless and you will get much better results. This final agreement will help you increase the power of other agreements while stripping yourself of old patterns. Be immaculate with my own words, don`t take things personally, don`t speculate and always do my best, these four promises are hard to keep, but once I became aware of these four promises, things started to move in a positive direction. Remember to be impeccable with your word, never take things personally, don`t make assumptions and always do your best. Follow these simple rules and see how life changes. If you liked this summary, you`ll love the book that explains these ideas in a more poetic and profound way.
The Four Accords are a great book for anyone who is starting to take more deliberate control of their minds and their lives. What the alchemist for the reason of life and Siddhartha is for spiritual growth, perhaps the four chords is for spiritual mastery of introduction. Although Napoleon Hill called his book Think and Grow Rich, he even recognized the power of the action taken. In fact, this book became one of the first really popular self-help books, and it is still popular today because ideas are always priceless. So if you`re curious about how you think and grow rich, then go after our summary of Napoleon Hill Book. Excellent summary. I, too, had the impression that the book echoes you a little on the “how” recipe. The way I rationalized it reflected on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry`s quote: “If you want to build a boat, don`t gather men and women to collect wood, share work and give orders.
Instead, you will teach them to aspire to the distant and endless sea.” If the goal was to create the most powerful dense work to move people, focus on why to the exclusion of how was the right approach. Anyway, well summarized! If the agreements are sometimes too simplified, it is still a small book with some heavy ideas.