[GIVEAWAY - CLOSED] the four agreements

I’ve read a lot of books that have shook me up inside and most recently, that has been The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a quick but poignant and necessary read. I felt it in my heart to give this to one of you, my faithful readers, as a gift. I know it blessed me tons so I want to share the knowledge.

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My favorite agreement is the third one: don’t make assumptions. We’re always assuming how we think others perceive us. You and your friend no longer speak for some reason. You begin to think of all of the things you could have done wrong. Or maybe you think that because someone doesn’t agree with your way of thinking, that they have something against you personally. Based off of what evidence? None whatsoever.

“We make an assumption, we misunderstand, we take it personally, and we end up creating a whole big drama for nothing.”

“We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.”

Like I said before, this book is a quick and easy read and I’d love to share it with one of you.

So.

In order to get this gift, I would love if you would share one instance where you made an assumption in a situation, was proven wrong and how you resolved the issue. Leave your [brief] story in the comment section. I will randomly pick a number. Whichever comment lands on that number, gets the book. Giveaway ends [NEXT] Friday, the 16th. Don’t forget to share the love.

Can’t wait to read  your comments! :)

miss lucy

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  • Savvy

    Sheesh…just one!
    Well…one of the most recents was when at a training, as a natural leader, I took the lead on a group project. When asked to present the groups findings in front of the whole training class my nerves got the best of me and….. I BOMBED!! And it was on a subject that I am known for professionally. I immediately felt like my team hated me and the whole class thought I was a fraud. I closed myself up in my shell and had a pity party in my hotel room for the rest of the night.
    The next morning the whole training class asked why I didn’t meet them for dinner and the morning gym session and how much I was missed. This really surprised me! I have based so much of my career on RESULTS so when I don’t deliver I automatically feel “less than”. But knowing is half of the battle…I’m working on it. :-)

    ~SAVVYGIRL~

    • http://www.lucydazilma.com/ Miss Lucy

      The benefits of having a small blog is being able to do giveaways the way I freaking want. Because you and Courtney below were the only ones who replied, I’m mailing you both copies of the book.
      And to your comment…It’s crazy how hard we are on ourselves. To you, you may have bombed but you may not have to others. We have to learn to be easy on ourselves, sometimes.

  • http://btweenthecovers.com/ Heather

    I’m not entering the giveaway since I already own this book, but I wanted to say that I really liked this book, too. It’s not a book that’s typically my style, but it was recommended to me by a friend years ago, and it really spoke to me.

  • http://NatrulyCourtney.com Courtney A.

    A few years ago, I was head over heels in love with someone who I thought was in love with me. And because I assumed his feelings were like mine, I did everything I thought I possibly could to make him happy. Of course, the relationship ended, and it sent me on a downward spiral. Looking back on things, I realize that I actually knew he didn’t feel the same for me; his actions were very clear and deliberate, but I was in denial. I learned that not everyone is going to love me, and that no amount of doing good for someone else ensures that they’ll treat me accordingly. I shouldn’t let someone else’s opinion of me or actions toward me determine what I get out of life. I am my own well of happiness.

    • http://www.lucydazilma.com/ Miss Lucy

      Thank you so much for sharing this giveaway on your blog, Courtney. Shoot me an email with your mailing address and I will send you a copy of the book.
      To your comment…I’ve been there. Unrequited love is a bitch. We shouldn’t ignore our intuition, especially when it speaks SO clearly to us.

  • http://www.thestylediamond.com Diamonde Williamson

    Definitely one of the most life changing books that I’ve read! Great giveaway.

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