3. Be Impeccable With Your Word.
My mother would often say that she was not a woman of financial wealth but what she did have was her word, grace, and integrity.
“Mean what you say and say what you mean” is something we would all like to strive for. It takes discipline, courage, and confidence to stick with your word once it is spoken. Being impeccable with your word is a lifetime process and a work in progress for most of us.
We all fail at it but the attempt has merit and so it makes it worth trying.
4. Always Do your Best.
I always say, “We do better when we know better, and I just hope I know better” Striving and raising the bar for quality and expecting more from ourselves is the key here.
Whether it is making a sandwich for your daughter or 6-course meal for a special guest, the quality of the drive getting it done should still be the same. Always raising the bar and expecting more from yourself will naturally create a platform which will yield you a better result in the end.
Recognize that “our best” has levels depending on where we are in life and that sometimes we have highs and lows. Our self judgments should not be reflections of our self-worth so sometimes small amounts of success might be the best we can offer which might be in essence the best we have at the moment.
So although these Four Agreements may be old, they are fundamental truths to daily living. I have found them useful and they keep me inline and honest to my own truths. Not taking things personally, not making assumptions, always doing my best and trying to keep my word is hard but trying every day is key.
So follow these truths or find your own to follow, but have an agreement with yourself either way.