I usually cringe when I hear the words”game-changer”, “Circle back”, and “wheelhouse”. In fact it was addressed on my podcast a few weeks ago and of course all those words keep coming up! With that said, as I shrug, when I did read this book it was a REAL GAME CHANGER in my life and the way I viewed so many different aspects of the journey I have been on. The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz is one book I do have on my nightstand, and I can read it and re-read it again and again.
It’s always interesting when you come across something that you didn’t see the last time you were turning the pages. The book is based on Toltec Wisdom and it has so much in there about how to transform your life and help you review your thinking.
Agreement number one is BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD. This is important to me because I try to live an honest life with integrity. That is one of the tenants of my recovery program and it has become a way of life.
Am I always impeccable with my word…that’s a great big no! It isn’t easy doing that as a mom of teenagers. (Ha Ha) What it means to me is to be real. That is something I have always placed in the important column in life. Even before recovery that was important to me, but now I actually live that way and am usually successful. I have always loved and appreciated a tell it like it is person.
Especially in my career in sales, it was so refreshing to work with clients and be direct and clear with each other. It made the service and any challenges so much easier to be successful and to be effective. I believe that is exactly how it can work in all relationships.
If we are impeccable with our word it takes away the confusion and uncertainty that we all feel at times. We don’t have to be tie ourselves up in knots because we aren’t sure what people mean or project our thoughts into their words.
So today I will practice this agreement and do the best that I can to be impeccable with my word.