|The 4th Agreement [Always do Your Best]|
Always do Your Best .....
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy
as opposed to sick. Under any circumstances do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment,
self-abuse, and regret.
This agreement allows the other three to become deeply ingrained habits. The fourth
agreement is about the action of the first three: Always do your best.
Keep in mind that your best is never going to be the same from one moment to the next. Your
best will sometimes be high quality, and other times it will not be as good.
Your best will also change over time. As you build the habit of the four agreements, your best
will become better than it used to be.
Just do your best – in any circumstance of your life. If you always do your best then there is no
way you can judge yourself. And if you don’t judge yourself there is no way you are going to
suffer from guilt, blame, and self-punishment. By always doing your best, you will break a big
spell that you have been under.
Doing your best, you are going to live your life intensely. When you always do your best, you
will take action. Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you’re
expecting a reward. If you take action just for the sake of doing it, without expecting a reward,
you will find that you enjoy every action you do. Rewards will come, but you are not attached
to the reward. If we like what we do, if we always do our best, then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don’t get bored, and we don’t have frustrations.
It is not an easy agreement to keep, but this agreement is really going to set you free.
When you do your best you learn to accept yourself. But you have to be aware and learn from
your mistakes. Learning from your mistakes means you practice, look honestly at the results,
and keep practicing. This increases your awareness.
Taking action is being alive. It’s taking the risk to go out and express your dream.
The first three agreements will only work if you do your best. By doing your best, the habits of
misusing your word, taking things personally, and making assumptions will become weaker and
less frequent with time.
If you do your best always, over and over again, you will become a master of transformation.
Everything you have ever learned, you learned through repetition. Action is what makes the
If you break an agreement, begin again tomorrow, and again the next day. Some day you will
discover that you are ruling your life with these Four Agreements. Just live one day at a time
and stay in the present moment.
[The Four Agreements ]