“4: Always do your best.” Isn`t that what our faith (or other beliefs) push us to? To be the best thing we can do, either for God`s sake or for our own sake? To help others make your life and the lives of everyone around you (and not around you) easier and better? For me, this agreement is about helping others whenever you can to do your best not to be a burden to everyone around you, simply – to be the best thing you can, either by pursuing your faith or your own personal convictions. The other way to interpret this arrangement is this: God knows what is best for you, so this is what God wants of you, that you do, to follow the Bible and do your best. In the end, only He knows what is right for each of us, no matter what we believe in. Ruiz calls it “personal importance.” The concept looks at the idea that we see ourselves as the center of the universe. Especially unconsciously. People think that everything that happens revolves around them, it`s about us. But nothing others do really revolves around us. This is true for personal insults. Ruiz recommends staying away from the need to be right or win the argument. Our convictions are “our convictions”.
Our beliefs are chords we have chosen to perceive reality — our lenses. This is not to say that our beliefs are correct in one way or another. Avoid an argument by not trying too hard to convince others that your perspective or view of reality is the right version. He says that there are thousands of agreements that every man has made with himself, with other people, with God, with society, with parents, spouses, and children. In these agreements, you tell yourself who you are, how you feel, what you believe and how to behave. The culmination of these agreements is your personality and moral code. It is: • Who you are • What you believe • What you think you can do • What you think you can`t do • How you perceive the world and your reality. Ruiz proposes that there be agreements that each of us has made, that zap our personal energy – because we use so much energy to make it work.