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The First Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word

The First Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word

“The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for the same mistake.”

Our beliefs are conditioned by punishment. Whenever we do something wrong, we punish ourselves so as to reinforce the mistake. This is true for all animals of this world. However, we humans take it one step further and punish ourselves over and over again every time we are reminded of the mistake. This is extremely unfair to us, as it causes suffering and decreases our happiness.

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The Second Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally

The Second Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally

“Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”

When you take the negative things others say about you personally, you get trapped in your own personal importance because you are operating under the selfish assumption that everything is about you. You start to get depressed and unhappy because you start to believe those negative things about yourself.

Once you stop taking things personally, you will be much happier.

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The Third Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions

The Third Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions

“All the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in making assumptions and taking things personally.”

It is a human tendency to make assumptions about everything. This usually arises from a fear to ask for clarification and ends in us trying to prove someone else wrong when we are the ones with misinformation. Making assumptions can be particularly detrimental in relationships. The frequent assumption in a relationship is that the other person knows you so well that they will always do what they want. When they don’t do what you assume they should do, you end up feeling hurt.

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The Fourth Agreement: Always Do Your Best

The Fourth Agreement: Always Do Your Best

“When you do your best you learn to accept yourself.”

If you truly commit yourself to always doing your best, you will find that there is absolutely no reason for you to judge yourself, and you will eliminate the feelings of guilt and blame from your life. Plus, you will be a lot more productive!

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