It`s an incisive book, but a provocative and wise book. Not only does it connect to your belief systems, but it also gives you a practical guide to improving these belief systems. In the first part of this 2-part video, we learn how the “domestication” of men and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us by a system of punishment and reward. As young children, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; We are absolutely authentic. But then we learn to be what others think we should, and because it`s not normal that we are who we are, we start pretending we`re not what we`re not. When we are teenagers, we have learned to judge ourselves, to punish ourselves and to reward ourselves after agreements that we have never chosen. The four agreements help us break self-limitation agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us freedom, happiness and love. What this means is that this agreement is intended to avoid gossip, lies, empty promises and other ways to create problems with our words. Just say what you mean, and realize that you can cause damage if you are not careful with what you say.
In 2001, the book was published in “O” The Oprah Magazine, where the author interviewed comedian and television presenter Ellen Degeneres about the book. The book was also featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2001 and on the television show Super Soul Sunday in 2013. The book has spent more than 2 years on Publisher`s Weekly`s bestseller list and has spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list.  Explore your book, then jump right to where you stopped with Page Flip. One drawback of the book is that some of the chords are too extreme, and if you take them literally, they can cause additional problems in your life if taken without a proverbial grain of salt. However, with a little balance and a sense of openness, these chords can change and alleviate stress. Here is an explanation of the four agreements. Defending these agreements; A lot of people and things are going to try to break these agreements. And despite the fact that these agreements are simple and logical, they will require a strong will to maintain them. I`ve entered my main takeaways from the book below and I hope they`re a useful resource if you`re not sure if this book is for you (it`s likely) or if you`ve already read the book and are just looking for a good summary. And that`s exactly what happened.
I hope that this structure pushes you to take up this book, to learn one or two new things and to broaden your perspective. Ashley Rao, of the Survivor Assistance Program, wrote, “Regardless of where we will end up on the spiritual spectrum – from skeptics to believers and beyond religious beliefs – the application of Ruiz`s principles offers opportunities for transformation on our journey through mourning.”  Rachel Thompson of the HuffPost says the book “is a very useful book that can be put into practice in everyday practice by dealing with criticism of all kinds.” If the agreements are sometimes too simplified, it is still a small book with some heavy ideas. Focusing on one of these chords can dramatically improve your life and reduce stress; Focusing on all four can really change a lot of people`s lives. If followed in a general and non-fanatical way, these proposals can help you reduce a large amount of stress by helping you avoid patterns of thought and behavior that create frustration, accusations, hurt emotions and other negative emotions. The fourth agreement allows readers to have a better understanding of the progress made in achieving their goals in life.