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The Fourth Agreement - Always Do You

The Four Agreements: Part 4/4 🚨

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The Fourth Agreement:  Always Do Your Best

RUIZ’S DEFINITION

“Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.  Under any circumstances, simply do you best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.” “Under any circumstance, always do your best, no more and no less.  Keep in mind that your best is never going to be the same from one moment to the next. Everything is alive and changing all the time, so your best will sometimes be high quality, and other times it will not be as good. When you wake up refreshed and energized in the morning, your best will be better than when you are tired at nght. Your best will be different when you are health as opposed to sick, or sober as opposed to drunk. Your best will depend on whether you are feeling wonderful and happy, or upset, angry, or jealous.” “ The first three agreements will only work if you do your best. Don’t expect that you will always be able to be impeccable with your word. Your routine habits are too strong and firmly rooted in your mind. But you can do your best. Don’t expect that you will never take anything personally; just do your best. Don’t expect that you will never make another assumption, but you can certainly do your best...By doing your best, the habits of misusing your word, taking things personally, and making assumptions will become weaker and less frequent with time.” ___________________


MY TRANSLATION:

“Your 10 is your 10”. Effort goes a long way.  Give as much as you can, when you can.  Don’t be half-assed. The right people will meet you where you are at.


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