The Four Agreements: Summary Review

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This is a summary review of The Four Agreements containing key details about the book.

What is The Four Agreements About?

The Four Agreements is a self-help book. It advocates freedom from self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and creates needless suffering. The book offers a robust code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, happiness, and love.

According to the author, everything a person does is based on ‘agreements’ they have made with themselves, with others, with God, and with life itself. In these agreements, people may tell themselves who they are, how to behave, what is possible, and what is impossible.

The book states that these self-limiting agreements are what create needless suffering. The author also believes that to find personal joy, one must get rid of society-imposed and fear-based agreements that may subconsciously influence the behavior and mindset of the individual.

The author identifies sources of unhappiness in life and proposes four beneficial agreements that one can make with oneself to improve one’s overall state of well-being. By making a pact with his suggested four key agreements, an individual is able to dramatically impact the amount of happiness they feel in their lives, regardless of external circumstances. (Full Summary…).

Who is the Author of The Four Agreements?

Miguel Ángel Ruiz Macías, better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts. His work is best-received among members of the New Thought movement that focuses on ancient teachings as a means to achieve spiritual enlightenment.

Favorite Quote: “Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills – The Four Agreements Quotes

Book Details

  • Print length: 168 pages
  • Audiobook: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Genre: Self Help, Nonfiction, Spirituality, Philosophy, Personal Development

Book Chapters

Chapter One – Domestication and the Dream of the Planet
Chapter Two – The First Agreement Be Impeccable with Your Word
Chapter Three – The Second Agreement Don’t Take Anything Personally
Chapter Four – The Third Agreement Don’t Make Assumptions
Chapter Five – The Fourth Agreement Always Do Your Best
Chapter Six – The Toltec Path to Freedom Breaking Old Agreements
Chapter Seven – The New Dream Heaven on Earth
Chapter Eight – Prayers

Is The Four Agreements worth reading?

We give the book a thumbs up. 👍


Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an impact-driven entrepreneur, author, and investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has led him to found Elevate Society.