Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Agreement #4: Always Do Your Best.
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
If you really want to embrace an attitude of self-love, Agreement #4 is critical. When you do your best, you will always feel good about what you have accomplished. You will never look back and wonder, "What if I had tried harder...?" You will know you have given your all and you will respect and value yourself for doing that. As Ruiz sayd, doing your best will help you to avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret. Never forget how much doing your best can impact your life in a positive way and inspire you to truly love who you are.