This is a brilliant book with excellent audio output. It describes four simple agreements you can make with yourself, which allow you to increase your control over how you live your life: 1) Be blameless with your word; 2) Don`t take anything personally; 3) Don`t make assumptions; 4) Always do your best. It doesn`t mean simple! Don Miguel`s book helps the reader to have the power of these agreements and to use them. Reading Peter Coyotes is a pleasure that supports the learning process. It is a timeless work that can be constantly referred to. I found the four chords even more powerful than Stephen Covey`s seven customs, which was not the case. And just like the Seven Habits, the Four Chords are powerful in every aspect of your life, including family, work, and leisure. The model also illustrates four main leadership and leadership styles that a good leader can switch between depending on the situation (i.e.: The maturity of the team in relation to a particular task, project, or challenge). the concept is simple, the four agreements are understandable, the results are undeniable. However, the disciplined practice of consciousness and action is a monumental challenge. not because it`s complicated, but monumental, because it requires a complete rewriting of your deep-rooted thoughts and actions.
The constant presence of the mind and the continuous focus will begin to unravel life from an unhealthy conditioning with which we have all felt comfortable. The postponement is probably a complement to the initial four-stage model rather than an enlargement – it views the group from a point of view that goes beyond the objective of the first four stages. I have been on the path of spiritual awakening for 25 years and I wish I had come across this book at the beginning of my journey! Now it`s a perfect summary of what I`ve discovered myself over the years, wrapped up in a beautiful mystical story, the Tolèque way of contemplating it. I do not recommend this book enough to anyone who is looking for a way to lead a happy life, to be free from the fog of limiting beliefs and other effects of our domestication. The four agreements are simple, but difficult enough to be respected at any time in our lives, hence the importance of the fourth agreement. I will keep this book at the top of my list of favorite books for a long time to come and definitely re-read it to make it even more wise. The fourth agreement allows readers to better understand the progress made in achieving their life goals. This agreement implies the integration of the first three agreements into daily life and the full potential of exploitation.  It`s about doing the best of what you can handle individually, which is different from the different situations and circumstances that the individual may encounter.. . . .