This agreement is similar to Dr John’s Ace of Spades – learning and working and getting better at something.
And know that your best won’t always be the same – you may be tired, sick, upset and cannot do the same as when you are refreshed and alert. Doing your best means that it is the action, not the reward, that you focus in. So at work, it is not payday that you focus on, suffering the other days and trying to escape. You focus on the work.
Ruiz says the first three agreements will only work with this agreement. You have to know you will not always be impeccable with your word, you will sometimes take things personally and you will sometimes make assumptions. But you are doing your best! So don’t judge yourself, punish yourself, or feel guilty.
Yes, at myself.
Yes, my sons.
Read the first chapter of a new book in a bubble bath.
Yes, nice and supportive.