The Silent Marksman by Jerome Dixon
What if it all works out? What if you came to New York City, which is the best city in the world, and actually started doing what you love while making a living. Yeah, that’s pretty great isn’t it? This guide is not going to take you through how to go from a clueless kid with a dream to working in the greatest city in the world. Did I mention that this was a free guide?
1. Be Impeccable with Your Word
Words are incredibly powerful. They can be used for good or to hurt others or ourselves. In this way, we can think of them as Black Magic or White Magic.
Words are like seeds in a fertile human mind: We can plant goodness or fear.
This first agreement asks us to be “impeccable” with our words. This is the agreement on which all the other agreements rest. Abiding by this agreement alone can change your life.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
No good comes from taking things personally. In fact, it’s a chain reaction of bad:
Someone says something about you => You take it personally => You’re offended => You defend yourself and your position => You fire back something about the other person => The other person takes THAT personally, gets offended, and says something meaner =>…
3.Don’t Make Assumptions
We fill in the blanks in our minds without enough information, and then we’re pretty convinced we know what’s going on. Spoiler alert: We don’t. We’re prone to mistaken beliefs, and acting on these mistakes will cause more trouble.
This is a hard agreement to follow because we make assumptions so often, and making assumptions comes so naturally.
4. Always Do Your Best
First, it’s important to understand that your best isn’t a constant; it will vary. Sometimes you’re fresh and vital; other times you’re tired. Sometimes you’re healthy and sometimes you’re sick. Your best is the best you can do under your current circumstances.