Restrictive thoughts limit you. Get rid of this cycle at work and at home. Build genuine confidence and learn how to apply all four chords. In this video, accompany the journey to personal and professional success with Gina Rubel. Are you interested in changing your life? Do you want more love and happiness? Well, there`s a lot of advice out there on how that can happen. But there is a book that really came home to me, and I want to tell what I learned, with the hope of spreading love and happiness to more people in the world. The following chords are based on the brilliant and inspiring book The Four Agreements, written by Don Miguel Ruiz. The idea is that if you engage in these four specific chords, you will change your life and be a happier and more loving person. Think of a recent event in your life that has caused you emotional pain. Then imagine this event from a « distant » point of view; that is, try to detach yourself emotionally from the action — the reactions that were part of that event. It was the most difficult agreement I could follow. When I really thought about it, I took EVERYTHING in person.
Every criticism was a personal attack. My ego couldn`t handle it. Learning that no one is doing anything is a completely different perception of life because of you. People act because of their interpretation of the world, not yours. To know and understand it, which protects them from unnecessary suffering. If someone is mean to you instead of harassing them, you can`t take it personally. You don`t need to absorb your poison. This made me much less prone to conflict (I was a bit of a hot head before) and actually made me more empathetic. If someone is constantly rude or negative, how sad should their perception of the world be? I can`t control if I get about 10% body fat.
I can`t control when I`m fluid. I can`t control when I`m a Salsa Jedi. I can`t control whether my next book will be a bestseller or if I have a book deal. I can`t control if my next article is viral or if the next person I meet changes his life because of what I said. These four principles can help you achieve freedom and happiness in life. But isn`t it the same things we want when it comes to our well-being? At the end of the day, it`s a daily struggle to respect the 4 fitness and life agreements. They are conceptually simple, but difficult in execution, if you dive into the everyday world, where temptations are abundant.