The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements is a popular book among coaching circles. It talks about four agreements that you need to make with yourself:

  1. Be impeccable with your word: What resonated with me was noticing the power of the language we use and the words we pick, that it can be self-fulfilling if we speak negatively about ourselves. Being impeccable is not going against yourself, not using words against yourself, not judging or blaming yourself. It’s a powerful agreement to make with yourself.
  2. Don’t take anything personally: It’s important to remember that the other person has their own set of beliefs, trauma, mood, things going on in their lives etc. and their actions or reactions are not necessarily because of us.
  3. Don’t make assumptions: Noticing that you’re making an assumption is also very powerful. The easiest way to not make assumptions is to ask questions. For me, the challenging part with this approach is in situations where there is a lack of trust or incentive to lie.
  4. Always do your best: Knowing that you’ve done your best gives you peace of mind regardless of the outcome.

Overall, these are powerful principles, being able to stick to them requires awareness.

April 30, 2020

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Sarp is a software developer. He writes about technology, books and software.
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