Fourth/Final Agreement: Always Do Your Best
At last, we have reached the fourth and final agreement from Don Miguel Ruiz’s Book, “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, a Toltec Wisdom Book” : Always Do Your Best.
Of course, one would think this is consistently going to be what you strive for in work, relationships, or for that matter, in whatever you are involved with in this life. If we are honest though, sometimes, other things can get in the way of putting forth your best. Maybe it is a tough day; maybe you are not feeling so great; maybe ‘old stuff’ bubbles to the surface and it is hard to get to best for the day. When those days happen, I think it is important to tell ourselves that THIS IS our best for today, given the situation with which we have to work. Negative self talk just won’t help.
We need to remember that ‘our best’ can look and feel different from day-to-day, month to month or even in different phases of our life. Best can have various definitions for each of us in any given situation. That is life: that is how it works, like it or not. This too is okay, more than okay. In fact, if we are doing our best in life, then it would seem that best should show up differently as we grow, develop and move forward in life.
Don Miguel Ruiz says: ” Doing your best, you are going to live your life intensely. You are going to be productive, you are going to be good to yourself, because you will be giving yourself to your family, to your community, to everything.”
For me, this spells PURPOSE, JOY and POSITIVES in my life.
How do you define ‘your best’ in the main areas of your life?