Summary Of The Four Agreements Book

“The next three agreements were really born from the first agreement. The second agreement is not to take anything in person. That`s how everyone puts on a mask and starts living in a dream. We believe all these things and we live by all these rules that we have never been able to stop thinking about. Don Miguel calls all these beliefs and rules “agreements” because we had to agree, because these beliefs and rules were part of our dream. (But of course, the kids always agree, so it`s not your fault.) Remember to be blameless with your word, never take things personally, don`t make assumptions, and always do your best. Follow these simple rules and see how life changes. If you liked this summary, you`ll love the book that explains these ideas in a more poetic and detailed way. The four agreements show us that there is another way. By freeing ourselves from social structures and expectations, we can make new deals for ourselves.

First published in 1997, the book has sold more than 8.2 million times in the United States [1] and has been translated into 46 languages worldwide. [2] The book gained popularity after being supported by Oprah Winfrey on oprah Winfrey Show in 2001 and on the TV show Super Soul Sunday in 2013. [3] This book was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a decade. [1] In this book, Don Miguel indicates that the outside world has a considerable influence on the way we live our lives. Don Miguel calls it domestication. Domestication is usually not very positive. Instead, it pushes us to be anxious and rewarding. If we are punished and rewarded for evil deeds, if we obey the outside world, we will be possessed by rewards. This is not good for us, because it teaches us how to pursue good deeds to get rewards.

We should pursue good deeds for the action itself. The punishment of not obeying makes us feel like we`re not good enough. Based on this, Don Miguel believes that our greatest fear in life is not death. Instead, our biggest fear is being who we really are. So, to be truly happy, we need to detach ourselves from our chains. The four chords are a great book for anyone who is starting to take more intentional control over their minds and lives.