This is the end of my notes on this agreement of the evening, although I have had time to reflect on this agreement since. First of all, I would like to acknowledge that these agreements are simple, but not simple. Without training and diligence, we can easily slip into the old mentalities and automatic reactions. We are self-centered beings and we find it difficult to separate what someone else does with ourselves. One powerful book that really influenced me is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I recently checked what I learned from this little book, and I decided to write a review of this book. The book is divided into four essential chords for a fulfilling and free life. These are agreements you make with yourself. Easier said, this week marks the first anniversary of the release of my book Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. It was broadcast live on Amazon on November 8, 2016. The Kindle version alone received more than 1,600 downloads in the first week, making it an Amazon bestseller. He also met #1 in four different categories: Business Life, Motivation Business Management, Business Motivation and Self-Improvement, and Workforce Transformation.
Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as possible to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With this agreement, you can completely change your life. This is the most important agreement. Don Miguel speaks your word and the words of others are powerful. They have the potential to hurt themselves and others. And most of our self-limitations and fears are due to the words or opinions of others. For more details on Don Miguel Ruiz`s four agreements on Amazon, click here. For me, it`s a pride issue. When I went beyond my comfort zone, or if I did what I could best in something, I feel great about myself, because I can look in the mirror, because I know I did my best. I never want a „what if?“ in ANYTHING… or no feelings of regret.
I can handle the temporary embarrassment or discomfort of pushing my comfort zone, but at the end of the day I KNOW that I can go home happy. That`s a big part of my personal growth. If I love myself, I will express this love in my interactions with you, and then I am blameless with the word, because this action will provoke a similar reaction. If I love you, you will love me. If I insult you, you`ll insult me. If someone insults you or says something negative about you, who cares? It shouldn`t change how you feel or feel about yourself. It`s only when your identity is weak that you`re vulnerable. So you accept what other people think or say about you, and all of a sudden you have self-restriction limitations. There has been some commotion here, but of a different taste from last week. I recorded last week`s episode on Sunday, October 29, and there was a rain and wind storm that hit the Maine coast in the evening. On Monday morning, at 5:15 a.m., my electricity went out.
This memory, especially in the last 24 hours, has helped me to empathize with the people I have thought of. I remember I have no idea what`s going on for her in their world. With this thought, I can calm down and a little disconnected from what is happening and check them out without the hard feelings. In the evening, Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. continued his presentation to quickly talk about another agreement, Don`t Take Anything Personally. Do not take responsibility for the actions of others. I spoke with IDENTITY earlier. If you know who you are, other things don`t impact you because you`re still IT — you don`t take things personally. I wonder how many times you don`t see the benefits if things don`t go as planned. I`ll think about it more, because things rarely go as planned. Just a reminder, until November 14, 2017, you will receive the Kindle version of Accomplished: How to Go Dream to Make for 0.99 cents on Amazon.com.