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The 3rd Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions

The 3rd Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions

• We often jump to conclusions and make assumptions that are wildly wrong. When you have trouble understanding something, you assume you know what it means. When things become clear, you can see that it means something else entirely.

• Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.

• Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.


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Be careful about your Word

i.e. your inner dialogue. They may be invisible, but they are seeds that will take root and grow into your life.



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The 1st Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word

The 1st Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word

1. Speak with integrity.

2. Say only what you mean.

3. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.

4. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.


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"You never responsible for actions of others, whatever happens around you don't take it personally.. nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”



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The 4th Agreement: Always Do Your Best

• When you always do your best, taking action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward.

• then you really enjoying life. You are having fun, you don't get bored, you don't have frustrations.

• If you truly commit yourself, you will find that there is absolutely no re...


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three ways to break old agreements

three ways to break old agreements

1. Start noticing the beliefs you have, which are based on fear and make you unhappy. 

2. Learn to forgive the people who hurt you, most of all yourself.

3. Remember that each day could be your last to stay in the present.


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The 2nd Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally

The 2nd Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally

• What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.

• You start to get depressed and unhappy because you start to believe those negative things about yourself.

• When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless ...


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Lesson 3: Don’t Make Assumptions

Lesson 3: Don’t Make Assumptions

  • In Miguel’s eyes, making assumptions leads to suffering.
  • Assumptions often have very little basis in reality and are only real in our imaginations.
  • To overcome this expectation, ask questions and maintain clear communication with others

Don't Make Assumptions

  • Ask for clarification when in doubt.
  • Be clear in your communication.
  • Avoid misunderstandings by being open and honest.
  • Be open to hearing the other person's point of view.
  • Avoid mind reading and projecting your own thoughts and feelings onto others.
  • ...

6. Don’t Make Assumptions

6. Don’t Make Assumptions

Provide criticism within what you know as fact about the person and the subject. Avoid assumptions as they make you and the person look bad — especially when your assumption is wrong.


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