Book Review: The Four Agreements

“Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

I read this book as part of the onboarding process for my new job at Revenue River. I’ve had this book on my list to read for a while but I didn’t ever buy it.

This book is powerful, it is short at less than 150 pages but to the point. Mine is full of notes and underlines, I felt called out and inspired the entire time. I shared certain sections with everyone that I’ve seen in the past few days.

Although the book can get repetitive, and could be condensed, I do understand the reasoning for it. One wording might resonate with one person more than another and repetition has proven to be helpful with learning and remembering things.

He also brings in a lot of different spiritual areas, from bible verses to Toltec wisdom, there’s a great mixture of everything within the writing.

The book promises to be the guide to your personal freedom and I have to agree with it. The issue is you can’t read it and then forget it the next day. You have to actually apply the principles to your life and give them thought and action daily.

With this in mind, I’ve seen some people get mad over this book. People tend to either love it or hate it. I think the reason is, they take everything that is said as facts and not as ideas. The world is constantly evolving and you cannot put pressure on 150 pages to change your life and have every page be a winner.

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