Always doing their best is the deal that everyone can make. As your best, indeed, this is the only thing you can do. And the best thing you can do doesn`t mean you sometimes give 80 percent and other times you only give 20 percent. You always give 100% — that`s always your intention — it`s just that you`re constantly changing. From one moment to the next, you are never the same. You live and change all the time, and your best changes from one moment to the next. This fourth agreement is also a simple concept, but it will allow the other three agreements to become more ingrained and effective. Finally, the first three chords can only really work if you do your best. A day will come when the four agreements will become commonplace. They don`t even try. It`s automatic. It`s easy. One day, you will discover that you govern your life with the four chords.
Can you imagine your life when these chords become a habit? Instead of fighting conflict and drama, their whole lives will be very easy! If you train yourself to be impeccable with your word, if you take nothing personally, if you do not make assumptions, you will break thousands of agreements that keep you trapped in the dream of hell. Very soon, what you believe will be the choice of your authentic self, not the choice of the image of yourself as you thought you would be. 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. Don Miguel Ruiz is now an incredibly popular author of personal growth books. This book The Four Agreements has sold millions of copies and inspired countless people. But Don Miguel was not always a spiritual man.
So what is at stake in the four agreements? The agreements deal with four promises that we must make ourselves to feel free from the pressure of society, and we hold ourselves more often. Knowledge of the four agreements comes from a lifestyle prescribed by men and women in southern Mexico, called Toltec. The book is clear when it is said that Toltec`s knowledge is not a religion.