The Master replied: „If you can do your best in two hours of meditation, but you spend eight hours instead, you get tired, you lose the point and you will not enjoy your life. Do your best, and you may learn that no matter how long you meditate, you can live, love and be happy. The book is based on a series of spiritual beliefs held by Toltec`s seniors to help readers transform their lives into a new experience of freedom, happiness and love.  According to the author, everything a man does is based on agreements he has made with himself, with others, with God and with life itself.  In these agreements, we can tell ourselves who they are, how to behave, what is possible and what is impossible.  Some agreements that create individuals may not cause problems, but there are certain arrangements that come from a place of fear and have the power to deplete emotional energy and reduce a person`s self-esteem.  The book states that these self-limiting agreements cause unnecessary suffering.  Ruiz also believes that to find personal joy, one must get rid of socially imposed and fear-based agreements that can unconsciously influence the individual`s behaviour and thinking.  Another fundamental premise of the book suggests that much of the suffering is created and that most people have the ability to transform themselves and the negative thoughts they have about the situations in their lives.  The author identifies the sources of unhappiness in life and proposes four beneficial agreements that can be concluded with oneself to improve their general state of well-being.
By pacting with these four most important chords, an individual is able to dramatically influence the amount of happiness he feels in his life, regardless of external circumstances.  Throughout your life, you have trained at every moment to become what you believe now. You practiced until it became automatic. And if you start practicing something new, if you change what you believe, your whole life will change. The purpose of these tasks is to increase your self-confidence so that you will be able to catch yourself if you go against the agreements, which we all do. It`s not about being perfect and it`s not about punishing yourself. Remember, with consciousness comes the choice to do things differently. Today, I will do my best to tell my truth and be blameless with my word. The fourth chord – Always Do Your Best – is one that allows the other three chords to become deeply entrenched habits. In all circumstances, do your best, no more and no less. But remember that your best will never be equal any moment.
Everything is alive and changing all the time, so your best will sometimes be of high quality, and sometimes it won`t be so good. If you wake up in the morning refreshed and energized, it`s better than if you`re tired at night. Your best will be different if you are healthy, as opposed to the disease; It will depend on whether you feel wonderful and happy, or angry and angry. The first agreement to be flawless with your word is everything you need to create a beautiful life.